Have you heard of “Project Funway?”
Project Funway is a local Vail Valley event that celebrates fashion and design in a very unique way: “This unconventional fashion event challenges amateur designers to create unique garments out of anything but fabric and send them down a runway to be critiqued by expert judges.”
And, the best part, it’s put on by local Education Foundation of Eagle County – E•ƒ(ec) – and all proceeds help fund E•ƒ(ec)’s mission “to support education and intellectual and emotional needs of students, especially focusing on school-based enrichment programs, mental health services, and efforts to recognize and retain top teacher talent.”
A local fashion event in our very own Vail Valley that is a fundraiser for a worthy cause, as well as bursting with creativity. Now that’s an event we can stand behind!
Being huge fans of fashion and design ourselves, we love seeing what Project Funway has in store. The 2019 event just took place a couple weeks ago and the designs from this year did not disappoint. The designers came up with some amazing pieces and we certainly noted the endless flow of inspired creativity. And, remember, they are all made out of anything BUT fabric!
Below is a selection of some of our personal favorites:
**Photos by Brent Bingham Photography
Lindt Chocolate Wrappers:
DVDs and CDs:
Circular Designs Paper:
Paper with Paper Flower Embellishments:
In conclusion, Project Funway really rings true to our hearts from both a fashion and design perspective, as well as making a difference in our community. If you love the creativity, ingenuity, and visual appeal as much as we do and are interested in being a part of Project Funway in the future (be it participating with your own design, as a sponsor, or just attending the event), you can find out all that great info on their site: https://www.efec.org/project-funway