Judges For The Wear It: Fashion Challenge Have Been Announced

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

On Thursday, Nov. 5, ten local designers will compete for a $5,000 cash prize presented by ALIVE Magazine and Siba as part of Saint Louis Fashion Week’s Wear It: Fashion Challenge. Michael Drummond, Nina Ganci, AJ Thouvenot, Nasheli Ortiz, Qun Liu, Destini Gamble, Barbara Bultman, Alexis Cook, Leah Babette and Tiffany Rae will premier their individual creations–each inspired by a contemporary or iconic work of art—at 7pm at The Luminary as part of Saint Louis Fashion Week.

Photo by Brishen Lee

Photo by Brishen Lee

STLFW is excited to announce the roster of judges for the event, which includes notable professionals of art and fashion in St. Louis and beyond, in addition to special guest Todd Thomas—a St. Louis-area native who has worked with major brands and artists including Victoria’s Secret, Cindy Sherman and Debbie Harry.

Susan Barrett | Founder and Owner, projects+gallery and Barrett Barrera Projects
Lisa Melandri | Director, Contemporary Art Museum
Laura Kathleen Baker | Fashion Designer and Project Runway All-Stars alum
Debra Bass | Fashion Editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Sarah Stallmann | Fashion Editor, ALIVE Magazine
Todd Thomas | Designer, Director, Strategic Brand Consultant and Adjunct Professor at Parsons The New School

The judges will award one designer a $5K prize in addition to a business and development package from Stevens – The Institute of Business and Arts.

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