Photo Collage: Fashion Department’s Mystery Fabric Contest
Students in Cañada’s Fashion Department had the opportunity to participate in a contest with mystery fabrics. Thirty seven students selected a bundle of unknown materials and then designed a garment using all of the fabrics. This creative exercise was not a course assignment but a chance to explore their design talents. The first place winner of the Mystery Fabric Contest is Ping Mathre with inspiration of two different gowns: the wedding dress in the 2015 movie of Cinderella and Cate Blanchett’s seafoam Armani gown from the 2016 Oscars. Unknown fabrics in the mystery bundle that she chose, turned out to be small pieces that were used for the flowers and to create the ruffles of the petticoats.