Second Place:

Valerie Mayen

Title: Cherry Snap

Prize $500 cash, a gift bag from Urban Decay and recognition in E Magazine.

Cherry Snap

Garment Description:

The Cherry Snap is a functional way to accessorize any basic ensemble in a simple and unique way. It's a two tiered skirt with a textured high waistband. it's adjustable to size with varied snaps and is set with functional pockets for practicality.

Types of Materials:

Wool flannel and heavy duty brass snaps

Interests in Fashion:

I've always been very persistent when it comes to integrating sustainability into my work. I utilize cottons and wools only, energy efficient lighting, recycle unused pattern paper and scraps and reuse fabric remnants for covered buttons and accessories.

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