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MAKE A DRESS CHALLENGE

 

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Make a Dress Challenge - Cash Prize, Learn More

CAST YOUR VOTE

CONGRATS Trish, our first place winner of the $100 cash prize.  Maria is our runner up and will be awarded a $50 cash prize.  Congrats to both participants who designed beautiful dresses. 

Maria

Trish

THE CHALLENGE

The Gwen Beloti team alongside very generous volunteers including students, customers, friends and family gather in NYC each year to collectively make 100 dresses for little girls, in support of non-profit Little Dresses for Africa.  The dresses are made out of pillowcases - a practical and efficient way to turn an everyday household item into a beautiful wearable garment.  Saturday June 27th we were scheduled to host the 6th Annual event. 

Because gathering the way we typically do isn't ideal, and we still want to support our local and global community, we’re hosting a Make a Dress Challenge.  A prize of $100 will be awarded to one of the participants.

We pledged to donate 10% of our July sales to Little Dresses for Africa, in order to continue to support our global community.  A portion of that donation is being allotted to support social justice movement Black Lives Matter, with the support of Little Dresses for Africa.

MEET THE JUDGES

Josiah R. Freeman

Kwame Garrett-Price

CHARLESE ANTOINETTE

GWEN BELOTI

Josiah, a recent graduate headed to the High School of Fashion Industries.  Josiah's interests are design, modeling, sneaker culture and music. 

Kwame, is the founder of American Accessories and Lifestyle House, Cal & Kay;  a brand built on marrying soul and craftsmanship with functional design. 

Charlese, as a Costume Designer Charlese has worked on projects with Warner Brothers, Columbia Pictures, NBC, ABC, Fox, Showtime, Sony, HULU and Netflix. She has designed 10 remarkable feature films over the last 10 years that have premiered at Tribeca, Sundance, ABFF and SXSW.  Charleseantoinette.com

Gwen, founder of Gwen Beloti Collection. Gwen is a womenswear designer excited about the opportunity to build community through her brand.  Charleseantoinette.com

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