May 15, 2013

THREADS

On April 24, 2013, WAM Collective produced Threads: a runway show and design competition in conjunction with the University of Minnesota’s College of Design. 10 student designers had the opportunity to showcase their work in front of a sold out crowd and to be judged by five local artists and style experts. Designs were inspired by the Weisman Art Museum‘s recent exhibition from the Williams College Museum of Art: Laylah Ali: The Greenheads Series. The event featured a member lounge with craft cocktails by Common Roots, a “step and repeat” for all guests to have their photo taken, a dance performance choreographed by John-Mark and music by Radio K. Juut Salonspa provided hair, makeup and nail styling for all models walking in the show.  Were you there? Did you miss the event? Either way check out some photos from that night.

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Threads designers in the Member Lounge, Photo by Amy Gee

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WAM Director Lyndel King, Photo by Amy Gee

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Designer Allise Prew and model Carli Hassan, Photo by Amy Gee

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Model Carli Hassan, Photo by Amy Gee

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Designer Ariel Warne and model Kalie Schlick, Photo by Amy Gee

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Model Kalie Schlick, Photo by Amy Gee

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Model Natalie Lindquist and designer Ashley Jensen, Photo by Amy Gee

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Model Natalie Lindquist, Photo by Amy Gee

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Designer Bridget Erl and model Kate Jeffy, Photo by Amy Gee

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Model Kate Jeffy, Photo by Amy Gee

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Designer Tess Ross and model Anna Wojcicki, Photo by Amy Gee

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Model Anna Wojcicki, Photo by Amy Gee

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Honorable Mention: Designer Xixi Xu and model Phallis Seng, Photo by Amy Gee

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Honorable Mention: Model Phallis Seng, Photo by Amy Gee

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Honorable Mention: Model Courtney Johanns and designer Katie Mackereth, Photo by Amy Gee

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Honorable Mention: Model Courtney Johanns, Photo by Amy Gee

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Third Place: Designer Lauren Smith and model Lauren Sheibley, Photo by Amy Gee

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Third Place: Model Lauren Sheibley, Photo by Amy Gee

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Second Place: Designer and self-model Anna Peshock, Photo by Amy Gee

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Second Place: Designer and self-model Anna Peshock, Photo by Amy Gee

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First Pace: Designer Lauren Kacher and model Amanda Spencer, Photo by Amy Gee

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First Place: Model Amanda Spencer, Photo by Amy Gee

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First Place: Model Amanda Spencer, Photo by Amy Gee

The first place winner of Threads took inspiration from Laylah Ali’s use of tires in her paintings. The look was inspired by the suffocating and restricting use of a material intended for transportation or movement.

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Judge Carolyn Halliday, Photo by Amy Gee

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Judges Sara Rogers and Ellen Roeder, Photo by Amy Gee

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Judge Caroline Hayden, Photo by Amy Gee

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Judge Nate Young, Photo by Amy Gee

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Design by Anna Peshock, Photo by Amy Gee

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Design by Katie Mackereth, Photo by Amy Gee

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Design by Ariel Warne, Photo by Amy Gee

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Design by Bridget Erl, Photo by Amy Gee

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Design by Lauren Kacher, Photo by Amy Gee

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Design by Xixi Xu, Photo by Amy Gee

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Design by Tess Ross, Photo by Amy Gee

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Design by Lauren Smith, Photo by Amy Gee

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Design by Allise Prew, Photo by Amy Gee

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Design by Ashley Jensen, Photo by Amy Gee

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View from the member lounge, Photo by Amy Gee

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Designer Bridget Erl and model Kate Jeffy, Photo by Amy Gee

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“Reach” choreographed by John-Mark, Photo by Amy Gee

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“Reach” choreographed by John-Mark, Photo by Amy Gee

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“Reach” choreographed by John-Mark, Photo by Amy Gee

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Designers and models backstage, Photo by Amy Gee

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Design by Lauren Kacher, Photo by Amy Gee

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Photo by Amy Gee

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Photo by Amy Gee

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Photo by Amy Gee

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First place design by Lauren Kacher, Photo by Amy Gee

Written by Emily Macy