Art Directors Club of Denver – 9th Annual Paper Fashion Show 2013

At Nina Nguyen Designs we are inspired by everything around us, but we truly love the idea of natural organic resources. We thrive on the idea of taking something so simple and making it into a work of art. The reach of creativity in design is awe-inspiring – while we see design every day in stones and metals this past weekend we got to see this extended into paper fashion!

The Art Directors Club of Denver held an amazing event March 8, 2013 for their 9th Annual Paper Fashion Show and we got to witness it all! This is the largest fashion show in the nation to feature paper as the material of each design. Not limited to fashion designers, entries came from artists of all varieties- hair and makeup, modeling talent, videographers, photographers, DJs, graphic designers, and even young and aspiring artists. Not only does this event promote and foster creativity, it donates parts of the proceeds to Downtown Aurora Visual Arts to provide after school art programs to at risk kids.
The talent that we were able to witness was astonishing; it ranged from experienced to aspiring designers as young as 9! Each design was more unique than the last  -and all the more impressive to realize it was all made of paper. From party dresses and ball gowns to costumes, all the creations were incredibly detailed and beautifully made.
Check out some pictures from this unique show!
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This earthy and raw dress depict the natural resources that the earth provides us in a fashion forward way as branches accent a beautiful and intricate paper dress. (left)  The 50s movie star style sparkling blue dress was designed and created by a one of the show’s youngest designer who is only 9 years old. This talented young designer took home 2nd place! (right)
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One designer made a paper twist of Little Red Riding Hood’s big bad wolf (top) and another received inspiration from the beautiful Dia De Los Muertos sugar skulls (bottom).

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This year’s winner stunned the crowd with its cloth like appearance. Designer Randall Bellows III took home first place prize,  for the 5th year in a row, for 300 hours and 60,000 paper dots used to create this amazing and patriotic dress. (left) Other designs including cupcake inspired dresses, swimsuits, and this unique outfit we know that Lady Ga Ga would love to strut around in! (right)Click here for more information on the Art Director’s Club of Denver Annual Paper Fashion Show.

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