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.
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.