Rip This Runway

Petworth Library

Rip This Runway

On SModel in Carmen Webber Design from Rip This Runway flyeraturday, August 6, D.C. teens will create fashion designs and show their fierceness at Rip This Runway, a Project Runway-style fashion design contest. Teens will have the opportunity to:

  • deconstruct and embellish clothes,
  • practice draping on dress forms,
  • sew on sewing machines, and
  • show their designs on the runway.

Hosted by Carmen Webber, author, designer, businesswoman & Project Runway alum, the competition takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The runway show and after party will be at the National Portrait Gallery from 6 to 10 p.m.

Teens who are unable to register for the contest may participate in drop-in fashion illustration programs at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Teen Space.

In preparation for Rip This Runway, the Petworth Neighborhood Library is hosting a fashion illustration workshop on Tuesday, August 2, at 2 p.m.

If you are a fashion design junkie, like myself, you will have fun exploring DC Public Library's fashion collection. We have a myriad of books on fashion design, fashion illustration, fashion designers, style, culture and costumes. A few I recommend are:

- JF