Fashion as Art, the Dress Sculpture
New Mexico Fashion Week ~ Albuquerque, March 28-29, 2015
Location: Albuquerque Convention Center, Foyer of the Grand Ballroom A
An AVANT-GARDE Fashion Event/Competition has been added to all the exciting events of New Mexico Fashion Week 2015! This addition will help set this show apart from all other Fashion Weeks. The show, Fashion as Art, the Dress Sculpture will be on exhibit for two days, March 28-29, 2015. Exhibit will be free to the public during daytime show hours. Please join us by entering your fabulous idea for our juried show.
Juried Show: The subject matter is a dress, but made from nontraditional fashion materials. Dresses need to be displayed on pre-made or hand-made body forms or mannequins that are life-sized. A small percentage, no more than 20%, of traditional materials can be used. The definition of “traditional materials” is fabrics and leathers that are commonly used in its normal state for fashion. Nontraditional materials are things like rubber, plastic, metal, tile and paper, to mention a few. Embellishments with crystals, feathers and gemstones are acceptable. The jury panel will be made up of a combination of three professionals that are artists and/or designers.
A few idea photos are posted here to help inspire.
Let your mind run wild, the more unusual, the better!
The sculptures will be on display at the Albuquerque Convention
Center in the Foyer area of the newly renovated Grand Ballroom A
during NMFW events. A large table will be provided for accepted and showing artists to leave cards, brochures or postcards on during the show for the public to take. The sculptures will be moved into the
Ballroom for the evening of the fashion show so that they can
continue to be viewed. They can be offered for sale, but cannot be
removed until the show ends on the 29th. Artists will retain ownership of sculptures, but we retain the rights of photos taken by NMFW representatives for promotion on social media sites, websites and future advertising. Credit to the artist will be given.
Adult Division $25.00 (non-refundable).
Student Division $10.00 (non-refundable).
Adult Division $250.00.
Student Division $50.00.
1. Adult Division criteria; Must be age 18 and older, and can be
Amateur / Professional Artists or Designer.
2. Student Division Criteria; Must be enrolled in high school or
College (student ID will be required).Students must be nonprofessional Artists or Designers.
Judging criteria for awards will be on creativity of materials chosen
and how they are used, design appeal, quality of workmanship and
AWARDS: The awards will be announced at the Reception before
NM Fashion Week 2015 Fashion Show on March 28th, 2015.
RECEPTION: 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Award Announcement 5:00 pm
1.Best of Show-$750.00
Honorable Mention(2)- Ribbons Only
1.Best of Show-$100.00 in Art Supplies
2.Second Place-$25.00 in Art Supplies
Honorable Mention(2) –Ribbons Only
Artists are responsible for delivery and set up. A shipping option is
available and NMFW will set those up per instructions from artists.
Shipping charges to and from is the responsibility of the artist.
Set up will be at 8:00 am to 10:00 am March 28, 2015.
Removal at 5:00 pm March 29, 2015.
For questions, contact:
New Mexico Fashion Week/Albuquerque Apparel Center