Design Challenge MarkOn September 23, Goodwill hosted the 2016 Design Challenge that showcased the work of design students from a number of local colleges. By popular demand, this year the Goodwill Design Challenge became its own judged runway event with the top ranking designers winning the opportunity to display their work on the runway at the Goodwill Glitter Gala on October 15, 2016.

The student designers created their looks with reused materials—with the exception of sewing essentials and footwear—gathered during a 20 minute shopping spree at the Seattle Goodwill Outlet. Each designer was challenged to create a look that was inspired by the Glitter Gala theme: Take Root & Bloom.

The runway show was judged by a panel of fashion experts who selected winners in the categories of Best Use of Material and Best Interpretation of Theme. The top designers moved on to the Glitter Gala runway to compete for the Audience Choice award.


Audience Favorite & Best Use of Materials:  Kevin Shu

Best Interpretation of the Theme: Rebecca Bartenetti

Finalists Appearing at the Glitter Gala: 
Luna Kamar Abdi  |  Rebecca Bartenetti  |  Deneen Elmore  |  Lauren Gibbons  |  Maria Rossana Muir  |  Kevin Shu


Enjoy the fashion show video and check out photos of the entire runway fashion show:



No-Sew Refashion Contest

A No-Sew Refashion Contest was also added to the event this year, giving attendees a unique opportunity to participate in the runway drama. All materials for their looks—with the exception of sewing essentials and footwear—came from office supplies and other sundries provided by Goodwill.

Congratulations to the winners, MJ Kelly and Julia Logan Trimarco of Team Fancy Pants, who received a prize package valued at $500 that included a Goodwill gift card and two tickets to attend the Glitter Gala.

Special Thanks to:

Teresa Olson, Garment Critique & Mentor

Mark Sanchez, Garment Critique & Mentor

Alysse Bryson, Judge, King5/NBC

Lei Ann Shiramizu, Judge, Momo

Natalie Shults, Judge, Nordstrom Inc.

Colleen Williams, Judge, Seattle Met

Hamilton Lardizabal and the Seattle Goodwill Outlet Staff

Paula Shelkin, Art Institute of Seattle

Goodwill Special Event Volunteers



Seattle Home Security Judge  |  Tiger Mountain IT


Design Challenge Prizes & Refreshments Donated By:

Artist & Craftsman Supply  |  Bret Doss Photography  |  Central Cinema  |  Chuckanut Bay Foods

City Catering  |  District Fabric  |  Halfon Candy  |  Jared Ribic Photography  |  Orca Beverages Inc.
Pacific Fabrics & Crafts  |  Seattle Met


Goodwill Design Challenge Participants
*Appearing at the Design Challenge


Luna Kamar Abdi* Art Institute of Seattle Sky Jordan King Seattle Central College
Kristen Anderson Art Institute of Seattle Kendra Ladd* Sanford-Brown College
Annie Ando Seattle Central College Janelle Love Seattle Central College
Rebecca Bartenetti* Sanford-Brown College Clare Mason* Seattle University
Allie Boehm* Seattle Central College Quaashie McClinton Sanford-Brown College
Claire Cosby Art Institute of Seattle Maria Rossana Muir* Art Institute of Seattle
Megan Dhuyvetter Art Institute of Seattle Nigel Patch EDX
Paula Ding* Seattle Central College Joshua Regan Seattle Central College
Deneen Elmore* Art Institute of Seattle Natalie Shih* Cornish College of the Arts
Lauren Gibbons* Seattle Central College Kevin Shu* Art Institute of Seattle
Laura Harris Seattle Central College Julia Stone Seattle Central College
Victoria Heeman* Art Institute of Seattle Sydney Tucker Seattle Central College
Silas James* Cornish College of the Arts Marianne Williams* Art Institute of Seattle
Emma Kaufman Cornish College of the Arts Isela Zavala Art Institute of Seattle


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