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SewStainable Fashion Show

I was asked to be a part of an incredible event next month…..

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Bedford 2030 is excited to partner with The Community Center of Northern Westchester (CCNW), Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), and Andrew Yu on this one-of-a-kind event. 

June 15th, 6-8PM at Katonah Museum of Art

The three local organizations are working together to raise awareness around issues central to their respective missions; waste reduction, underemployment, and food scarcity, and making connections across media and culture.  Local fashion students from Fox Lane High School and CCNW “Makers” (graduates of the sewing and design programs) will be challenged to think creatively about the materials they use to construct fashion-forward, sustainable garments.

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Custom student-created garment made from paper and soda tabs

Guests will gather in KMA’s gorgeous Sculpture Garden for an evening filled with unique fashion. Local artisans will showcase their outfits on the runway and a panel of judges will give out cash prizes! The zero-waste event will include music from DJ Joey, wine and beer, locally sourced small bites from TengdaHayfield’s MarketLMNOP, & Farmer and the Fish as well as catering by Love on the Run.

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Andrew Yu speaking with Fox Lane HS Fashion students.

The fashion show will showcase the designs of 15-20 local adults and fashion students who have been tasked with designing runway-ready outfits made with recycled materials or torn and damaged clothing. Local Designer Andrew Yu is mentoring all the designers; helping them fine-tune their designs and create show-stopping works of wearable art.

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Community Center of Northern Westchester “Makers” creating upcycled fashion from donated textiles

Ten judges from the metro New York area will preview the outfits before the event, judging students and “Makers” on the idea behind each design and creative use of materials. Each entry will be judged on its creativity and how well the design encompasses the concept of nature and environmentalism. Judges will select the top 10 designs and cash prizes will be awarded. The Grand Prize winner will be announced at the “Sew-Stainable” event.

Our judges include: 

Dominique Bluhdorn 

Anni de Saint Phalle

Arielle Kebbel

Angelina Lipman 

Deanna Marano

Tami McCarthy

Gianna Palminteri

Barbara Raho

Lisa Reid

Nicole Steinthal 

Julie Testwuide

Brook Vogel

Amy Wayne

and Bedford New Canaan Magazine.

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Amy Wayne wearing FLHS student’s jacket made from insulation

Tickets for this one-of-a-kind event are $75 each. 


Donations will also be accepted to support these three local non-profits’ work.