Ai Indy Fashion Design Student Takes Best of Show at IMA

By: The Art Institutes

September 11, 2010

Indianapolis, IN - The Art Institute of Indianapolis Fashion Design student Jeremy Hunt took top prize at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Fashion Unbound show.  The Indianapolis Museum of Art, IMA sent out a nationwide request for designers to submit original, one-of-a-kind works for Project IMA:  Fashion Unbound.  Forty designers, professional and students, were chosen from a nationwide pool.

Each work was judged by a panel of judges comprised of Jacqueline Buckingham Anderson (CEO, S-M-L & CEO, JBA Art Solutions, Indianapolis), David Hochoy (artistic Director, Dance Kaleidoscope, Indianapolis), and Lisa Silhanek (CEO, Silhanek LLC & former Director, Sponsorship Sales at IMG Fashion, New York City).  The evaluation looked at the creative uniqueness, the originality of the work and the quality of the overall submissions.  The winner, designer Hunt, was awarded Best of Show:  The Elizabeth Kraft Meek Fashion Award of $500.

Hunt surpassed professionals and fellow classmates alike with his shipping materials dress.
The design was constructed entirely of shipping materials; cardboard, shipping pillows, box bindings, and synthetic wrappint sheets.  The garment was constructed with hot glue and staples.  The bottom is a sphere with with shingles covering the vertical legs.

Other students from The Art Institute of Indianapolis selected for the show were Alyssa Benner, Joseph Chang (& Ali Graham), Heather Davis, Kelly Gray, Nataliya Kitic and Gretchen Lack (and Stephannee
Wysong), Casey Maas and Damian Michael.  Faculty members Beth Bennett and Jo Dean Tipton had garments selected for the show too.

Several of these garments will be on display at The Art Institute of Indianapolis Fashion Show this Thursday October 28, 2010 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.  Tickets available at the door or at

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By: The Art Institutes

September 11, 2010