Art Institute of Colorado students and alumni participate to make the 13th Annual Paper Fashion Show a success.

By: Jenna Nord

April 20, 2017

Forty design teams from across Denver created and sent their paper designs, constructed of no less than 90% paper, down the runway.  The event benefits Downtown Aurora Visual Arts  a local non-profit that provides after-school arts programs for students ages 3 to 17.  Their mission is to strengthen the community through the visual arts with youth engagement. 

Anne Redureau (Alumni, Bachelors of Arts in Design Management, 2014) is the President of the Art Directors Club of Denver. In this role Redureau was responsible for the expanded growth of the Paper Fashion Show event. Her efforts delivered in 40 design teams and 595 attendees.  “It was very nice to collaborate with my alma mater for this year’s show, there is a trust and similar work ethic that I share with fellow alum and current students.” Redureau said.

Hannah Anderson (Student, Associates of Science in Graphic and Web Design) designed and constructed a giant paper sculpture installation that greeted guests as they arrived. The sculpture of aspen trees and columbine flowers was designed, laser cut, and hand pieced over 225 hours.

Paper Flowers Collage
Photo Credit : Ella Dascalos Photography

Brandon Bochiechio (Student, Bachelor of Arts in Design and Technical Graphics) created the set design for the fashion show, illuminated Anderson’s giant paper sculpture and constructed the show awards.

Carly Lambert (Alumni, Bachelors of Arts in Design Management 2014) who now works for 5280 Publishing was one of the judges for the event.

Eddie Ricke (Alumni, Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design 2016) collaborated with the Alliance Francaise de Denver to send a paper design, Marie by Oh La La!, down the runway.

Paper Fashion Dress by Eddie Ricke
Photo Credit: Nino Silva

Model: Kate Gilson

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By: Jenna Nord

April 20, 2017