The House of Rose & Brown presents a competition to create innovative, wearable clothing from refashioned pieces.
Following our Dead Threads Launch Day at Impressions Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford on Saturday 2 May we had a good number of entries for the competition.
The winners were:
Bola Cooper and Kim Latta (Equal First Place)
Deanna Hodgson (Third Place)
Highly commended: Liz Smith and Dawn Bradford
Congratulations to all involved! We may repeat the competition later in 2010 - get in touch if interested!
Dead Threads 2009
Resurrect: reconstruct: refashion
Source an old outfit or articles of clothing which are no longer fit to wear - too tatty, too tacky, too tiny, too terrible, too tired…. These are our 'dead threads'.
Demonstrating the development of your ideas, and researching related concepts, explore how you can re-make the sourced garments into imaginative, inspiring, wearable fashion.
Create an outfit or an item of clothing, which is as wildly removed from its 'dead thread' origins as possible. Deconstruct and reinterpret your sourced items as much as your imagination allows. Embellishing and developing the piece with embroidery, printing, etc is perfectly acceptable. As many 'dead threads' as desired can be used. The only restriction is that you must re-use the vast majority of the original articles of clothing, as wastefulness is wholly discouraged.
The competition winner will be judged as the most creative re-user of 'dead threads', with an outfit or garment, which delights and impresses with its ingenuity and appeal, whilst remaining wearable.
Refashion with flair, passion and a clear conscience - this is an opportunity to be part of a movement that is rejecting mass-market production and consumerism. Refashioning is the creative way to recycle, the responsible way to look good and the affordable way to be cutting edge.
How to enter
To enter, please collect an entry form from:
The House of Rose & Brown
Vintage Boutique & Art Gallery
16 Victoria Road, Saltaire West Yorkshire BD18 3LQ
Open Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 5.30pm
Or contact Caroline Brown 07985 181120
Entries will need to include development work (minimum one A4 sheet) including photographs of the original clothing and a reference to where it was sourced, a design sheet illustrating inspirations and the chosen design and of course the completed wearable garment. Please ensure your entry is enclosed in a sealed garment bag and is labelled with your name and contact details.
The judging panel will include:
Caroline Brown, shopkeeper, artist & vintage doyenne from The House of Rose & Brown. Other judges to be confirmed
The deadline is 5.30pm on Sunday 2 August 2009.
Entries to be delivered to The House of Rose & Brown at the address above between 11am and 5.30pm on any day except Mondays and Tuesdays.
Winners to be notified within 3 weeks of closing date.
The prizewinners will receive publicity both locally and regionally.
Winners are likely to have the opportunity to participate in a fashion show in Saltaire later in 2009.
The overall prizewinner will receive a £25 voucher to spend at The House of Rose & Brown. Second and third prizes are £15 and £10 vouchers respectively.
Sourcing your 'dead threads'
The House of Rose & Brown will make a limited amount of 'dead threads' available for free, to be collected from The House of Rose & Brown at the above address (only one piece per person and until the supply is exhausted). Alternatively, you may source your 'unwanted' clothing from any legitimate source - please be sure to document this in your development work.