The Fashion Department at the Art Institute of Colorado presents Faux Paw Competition

This competition challenges fashion students to reinterpret famous looks that reveal animal fur, leather, wool and silk. The challenge these students face is to reinterpret the use of animal products with cruelty-free alternatives. Fashion designers like Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Gucci and Oscar de la Renta have inspired this competition. The designs within the competition are the final projects from AIC’s Specialized Patternmaking class, instructed by Jade Johnson. The judging will take place in an open forum by anonymous voters. The design with the most votes by the end of the day receives the first prize award!

Who: The Specialized Patternmaking class at The Art Institute of Colorado, instructed by Jade Johnson

What: Faux Paw Competition: Presented by the Fashion Department of the Art Institute of Colorado

Where: The Art Institute of Colorado in room 310, on the 3rd floor

When: March 14, 2013 at 4:30pm

Why: Support cruelty-free fashion and local fashion design students (there will be cookies!)

Past winners at The Art Institute of Colorado:

Marissa Lundeen, Faux Paw 2012

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student designer marissa lundeen

Efrain Guerrero, Cool vs. Cruel 2011

Efrain Guerrero AIC

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Efrain Guerrero Denver

See past winners of The Art Institute’s Cool vs. Cruel competition here:

We at First Class Fashionista hope to see you there!

About MarissaL

I'm Marissa. I'm a graduate from The Art Institute of Colorado with a bachelor's in fashion design. I started my career with FCF during my externship course at AIC, I have continued to stay with the company after graduation. What I love about FCF is how we get to attend event and cover local fashion shows. The team of FCF has grown tremendously and we have a great mentor to help us along the way. I'm very excited because we are currently planning our own fashion show/event!!! Currently I'm writing celebrity articles, covering the newest news and gossip in Hollywood. I would love to hear reviews and comments on the articles I write. Fashion is not just what you wear, but it is within your lifestyle. There is more to fashion than what name you have on. Fashion is in the air we breath and the images we see. If there is anything you would like to hear more about, let me know. Thank you for visiting my profile on First Class Fashionista!!!