What is Teen Stylin'?
Designed for students with a passion for clothing design, studio arts, installation art, and/or sculpture, Teen Stylin’ provides aspiring designers with the guidance and assistance to create their own one-of-a-kind, wearable works of art. More than 80 Virginia student designers in grades 6 – 12 will work over the course of eight weeks to create wearable works of art inspired by the annual special exhibition theme and works of art in the VMFA permanent collection. These creations will be featured during the Teen Stylin' Fashion Weekend Runway Exhibitions.
2013 – 14 Event Dates
Metro Richmond Area Students
Dec 6, 6 – 9 pm
Satellite and Statewide Students
(students living 30 miles or more outside the Metro Richmond Area)
Dec 7, 3 – 5 pm
Tickets will go on sale October 13, 2013. Teens (ages 12–19) are FREE; however, reserved tickets are still required. All additional guests must purchase a ticket. Ticket fee: $8 (VMFA members $5).
Transportation via charter bus will be offered from each satellite location. Advanced tickets are required. Ticket fee: $25 (VMFA members $20). Charter bus tickets include the ticket price for the Costume Couture Runway Exhibition. Designers, designer aids, and models are not required to purchase charter bus tickets; a charter bus will be provided for them.
What is this year’s theme?
In celebration of the fall 2013 VMFA special exhibition Hollywood Costumes, this year’s theme is Costume Couture. During Orientation, accepted student designers will be asked to select an inspiration piece from several predetermined works of art featured in the VMFA permanent collection exploring BIG CINEMATIC IDEAS such as: Wearing the Nation; Beauty & Vanity; Bold, Graphic & Iconic; Culture; The Good Life; Setting & Style; Picturing Power; Making Myths; and Human Stories. Through creative construction and alternative material application, student designers will convey their own character, plot, and setting through the sheer power of costume.
Who is eligible to apply?
Metro Richmond Students are considered to be individuals in grades 6 – 12 living 30 miles or less from Richmond City.
Satellite Students are considered to be individuals in grades 6 – 12 living 45 miles or less in distance from following art centers [Lynchburg Academy of Art, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art; Virginia Beach, VA; or McLean Project for the Arts].
Statewide Students are students living 30 miles or more outside metro Richmond.
Who teaches the program?
At the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Mo Regulinski wearable artartist, instructor and costume designer, began her tenure with the VMFA Teen Stylin’ program in 2005, the launch of the Teen Stylin’ program. She has acted as the lead instructor ever since, working with over 600 student designers and models to promote critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, and amazing designs.Mo studied at University of Southern California where she received her M.F.A in Theatrical Design.
Michael-Birch Pierce is a fashion designer and fiber artist who is based in Richmond, VA. He just completed his MFA coursework in Fibers with a focus on embellishment, embroidery, and print design at the Savannah College of Art and Design. During his time at SCAD, Michael-Birch interned for Diane von Furstenberg, invented a line of cotton paper sequins, and designed and embroidered Christmas decorations for the Obama White House. He is currently an adjunct professor of fashion at VCU and managing director of Mayo Island Studio Collective.
Linda Lee is theAffiliate Professor, BFA for Fashion Design at Virginia Commonwealth University. Linda attended Pratt Institute. Her professional philosophy is: “Buy local and think global.”Linda is currently researchingeco-fashion in the US and contemporary China; fair trade and social responsibility; research focus on sustainable and indigenous textiles in Guatemala and Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on preservation of traditional weaving practices.
What are the awards?
Best in Show superiorly exhibits all of the criteria and traits listed in all award categories excluding Best Male and Female Model.
Best Use of Alternative Materials uses unexpected or alternative materials in creative ways.
Best Use of Creative Construction demonstrates clear understanding of creative construction. Limits use of traditional methods of clothing construction.
Most Green Conscious clearly incorporates the use of recycled materials.
Best Interpretation of an Artwork clearly incorporates literally, figuratively, metaphorically, and/or conceptually a VMFA work of art as their design inspiration.
Most Wearable exhibits seamless craft and attention to details. Attire is both artful and wearable.
Best Male and Female Model should exhibit confidence and playfulness on the runway. Engages the audience and exercises a competent cat walk representative of the design they model.
Judging will take place on the day of the event. For each award category, designers in grades 6 – 8 will compete for a Fashion Designer Portfolio Kit valued at $400 and designers in grades 9 – 12 will compete for a free trip to New York City; students in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to win runner-up in all categories except Best in Show. Runner-ups will receive a Fashion Designer Portfolio Kit valued at $200.
6 – 8 Grade Fashion Designer Portfolio Kit
Set of 72 Chisel Tip Prismacolor Markers
Teen Vogue Handbook
P.S. I Made This…DIY Handbook
Janome 2212 Sewing Machine
9 – 12 Grade Runner-up Fashion Designer Portfolio Kit
Set of 48 Chisel Tip Prismacolor Markers
Fashion CAD Designer Software
Are there any resources I can look at to help prepare me for the program?
Yes! Have fun; there is some really interesting stuff out there.
Costumes Designers interviews and criticisms:
1. Louis Vuitton, "Friends of the House: Wes Anderson." Accessed Apr 16, 2013. http://www.louisvuitton.com/front/eng_US/Journeys-section/Friends-of-the-House/Personalities/Wes-Anderson.
2. Telegraph Media Group, "The Great Gatsby Prada Costume Preview." Last modified May 13, 2013. Accessed May 16, 2013. http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/videos/TMG10053372/The-Great-Gatsby-Prada-costume-preview.html.
3. "Bram Stoker's Dracula - Documentary (The Costumes Are The Sets)” Recorded 2006. alphatreeproductions July 31 2011. Web, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_smVQFEMops&feature=related.
4. "IMMORTALS Costume Designer, Eiko Ishioka .." ChicagoSciFi Nov 13 2011. Web, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-moG8yL375g.
5. "Creation of the Spider-Man Costume - SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK." SpideyOnBway Apr 05 2012. Web, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMDLBYAFQIQ.
6. "SANDY POWELL INTERVIEW." frocktalk Mar 08 2010. Web, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjWeWBm1yHQ&feature=related.
7. "DP/30: True Grit, Costume Designer Mary Zophres." TheHotButton Jan 18 2011. Web, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAN0Z15XDl8&feature=related.
8. "Edith Head Talks about Audrey Hepburn." Mrpitv Dec 18 2011. Web, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcArCF-wEkU.
9. "Sweeney Todd, Interview with Colleen Atwood." ThreadBanger Dec 21 2007. Web, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcEXl1OfyzU&feature=related.
10. "Webisode: James Acheson On Sandman." fullspiderman3movie Oct 20 2011. Web, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IyfjQJEBCs.
11. "Webisode: James Acheson On Harry." fullspiderman3movie Oct 20 2011. Web, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEMeQKYzEgg.
12. "Judianna Makovsky (Costume Designer) - Official Hunger Games interview." Hunger Times May 16 2012. Web, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTsQYGmehts.
13. Laverty, Chris. www.Clothesonfilm.com, "American Gigolo: Armani Gere." Last modified 2012. Accessed Apr 16, 2013. http://clothesonfilm.com/american-gigolo-armani-gere/13314/.
14. Laverty, Chris. www.Clothesonfilm.com, "The Dark Knight Rises: Costume Q&A with Lindy Hemming." Last modified 2012. Accessed Apr 19, 2013. http://clothesonfilm.com/the-dark-knight-rises-costume-qa-with-lindy-hemming/27416/.
15. Laverty, Chris. www.Clothesonfilm.com, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Teaser Trailer Hits." Last modified 2013. Accessed May 09, 2013. http://clothesonfilm.com/the-hunger-games-catching-fire-teaser-trailer-hits/30668/.
16. Laverty, Chris. www.Clothesonfilm.com, "Martin/Prada Great Gatsby Collaboration: Fashion as Costume?." Last modified 2013. Accessed Apr 19, 2013. http://clothesonfilm.com/martinprada-great-gatsby-collaboration-fashion-as-costume/29180/.
17. Laverty, Chris. www.Clothesonfilm.com, "Review: Skyfall." Last modified 2012. Accessed Apr 18, 2013. http://clothesonfilm.com/review-skyfall/28301/.
18. Hanel, Marnie. CONDE NAST, "From Sketch to Still, The Visual History of Rodarte in Black Swan." Last modified Jan 07, 2011. Accessed Apr 18, 2013. http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2011/01/from-sketch-to-still-the-visual-history-of-rodarte-in-black-swan.
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