Paper Dress Competition

High School Students Partake in Paper Dress Competitions

High School students from across the province flocked to Calgary to compete in The Fashion Institute by Olds College’s 6th annual Paper Dress Competitions.  Each competition features teams of two grade 11 or 12 students creating a dress entirely out of paper products.  Teams were judged on their designs and the construction of their submission. The competitions were held on two weekends in two Calgary shopping centres;  Saturday March 10 in Southcentre Mall, and Saturday March 17 at Sunridge Mall.

“I was so impressed with the level of creativity and workmanship put into the Paper Dresses this year” exclaims B.R. Pirri, Manager of The Fashion Institute by Olds College. “Students and teachers never cease to amaze me at the level they are willing to go to in order to put together such ambitious and detailed work.  I'm excited to see so many high school fashion students committed to this competition and am hoping we see them enrolled in our Apparel Technology Diploma in the future.”


March 10, Southcentre Mall

At the March 10 competition, first place was presented to Sophie Boulianne and Jennifer Lee of Central Memorial High School from Calgary. Sophie and Jennifer created a beautiful teal dress with gold edging and feathers in the back.  Second place went to Kat Kohut and Raina Sun of Lester B. Pearson High School for their peacock inspired black dress with blue feather skirt. The third place dress was crafted by Kiana Seguin and Fope Kupoluyi of Lord Beaverbrook High School. Kiana and Fope’s dress included a pink and white top with large flowers on the skirt.

 teal dress with gold edging & feathers in the back

1st Place: 
Sophie Boulianne and Jennifer Lee

black dress with blue feather skirt

2nd Place:
Kat Kohut and Raina Sun

Pink Top with Flowers

3rd Place:
Kiana Seguin and Fope Kupoluyi


March 17, Sunridge Mall

The March 17 competition saw first place go to Kimberly O'Bienes and Tiffany Huynh of John G. Diefenbaker High School. Kimberly and Tiffany crafted a futuristic looking teal and silver tutu inspired dress. Second place went to Molly Chibry and Hope Jacyk of Airdrie’s St. Martin de Porres School for their dress, which had a black top, and included floral trim at the waist and book pages as the skirt.  Third Place was presented to  Banin Al-Shimari and Raheal Hjazi of Forest Lawn High School. The Forest Lawn team crafted a stunning black dress with black and blue geometric shapes at the bottom.

 teal and silver 'tutu' dress

1st Place: 
Kimberly O'Bienes and Tiffany Huynh

black top with book pages for skirt

2nd Place: 
Molly Chibry and Hope Jacyk

teal dress with gold edging & feathers in the back

3rd Place: 
Banin Al-Shimari and Raheal Hjazi

  

Congratulations to all competitors at the 6th annual Fashion Institute Paper Dress Competitions. Every year, we continue to see a new level of creativity among competitors.

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