Winner of Vivienne Westwood prize – Talia Connolley

We have our winner! Congratulations to Talia Connolley from Rhode Island School of Design for securing the Red Carpet Green Dress prize to spend time with fashion house Vivienne Westwood in London.

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Thank you to ALL of our entrants for your patience in the selection. This took a little longer as the entries were simply too good and the Head of Couture at Westwood herself and the team at Westwood spent time going over each and every single one with so much detail to make sure the right selection was made. It was so hard, that is why it has taken so long. Thank you for your patience. We have an exciting partnership planned with all of our entrants, winners or not, which we will be sharing later this year so this is not the end of anything. However, in the interim, please join us in congratulating Talia for all of her hard work! Talia will join Vivienne Westwood later this year and we will keep you posted on how this develops.

Twelve-thousand years after the first woven cloth was created, Rhode Island School of Design student Talia Connelly was hunched over a wooden 4-harness loom threading her first cotton warp. She caught the “fiber arts” bug in high school after witnessing an indigo dye demonstration given by her chemistry teacher. Stay tuned to find out more about our winner!

Win an Internship at Vivienne Westwood – deadline extended 

This year’s student competition element to the campaign will be held on the Red Carpet Green Dress website in collaboration with Vivienne Westwood’s London ­based fashion house. Vivienne Westwood’s Head of Couture, Brigitte Stepputtis, will be choosing one winner from the worldwide contest, open to anyone over the age of 18.

The winner will:
– Be flown over to London, UK and accommodated in the fashion capital of the UK (if based outside London)
– Have all expenses covered including food and transport
– Meet face to face meeting with Red Carpet Green Dress founder, and MUSE School co-founder, Suzy Amis Cameron
– Receive five one hour Skype sessions with the author of Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, designer and Red Carpet Green Dress Campaign Director Samata

Find out more here.

 

 

ELLE: ANNOUNCING THE RED CARPET GREEN DRESS WINNER: MICHAEL BADGER

You may have not heard the name Michael Badger yet—but you will soon as the 20-year-old budding designer is the official winner of the Red Carpet Green Dresscontest. ELLE.com has also learned that he is the first male victor, and his sustainable sketch was unanimously chosen by all four judges (Suzy Amis Cameron, Zem Joaquin, Lewis Perkins, and Vivienne Westwood). Westwood will also mentor Badger as he turns his idea into a gown that will be worn by an A-lister at 85th Academy Awards show in February (last year’s celebrity was Missi Pyle). The lucky lad will be flown to London to work with Westwood’s couturiers.

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Red Carpet Green Dress design contest announces esteemed judge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Red Carpet Green Dress Announces Vivienne Westwood As Judge And Mentor Los Angeles, CA, October 22, 2012

With great delight, Suzy Amis Cameron (above, right), Founder of Red Carpet Green Dress, and Samata Angel (above, left), the Global Campaign Director, have announced that Vivienne Westwood (above, center) will not only serve as a judge for this year’s competition but will also mentor the winning designer. Westwood will participate in the process of choosing the winning designer, and once the selection process is complete, the winner will work with Westwood directly on the creation of the gown which will be based upon their previously submitted sketch. “We are at war with our environment and our future is unsteady,” proclaims Westwood. “In order for a shift to occur we must make informed decisions to live more harmoniously with our planet, and I’ve joined Red Carpet Green Dress because its message aligns with this idea.” Read more