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Prairie Panache Prevails In The Be Discovered: Design a Dress Competition

May 8, 2008 by SheFindsChristine
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In the midst of a sixties revival this spring, dare I say boho chic (Sienna Miller is probably burning her flowy skirts and Uggs after being credited with the trend in '04), an amateur designer proved she too has prairie panache. Katie Spray just moved another notch up the fashion ladder after nabbing the top prize in the national fashion design competition “Be Discovered: Design a Dress” competition co-sponsored by Glam.com and MSN.com. Bravo Katie!

Katie's sweet summer dress is reminiscent of the softer side of seventies chic. Spray channeled her inner hippie and created this adorable soft aqua and cream colored frock that fuses form and function. Adam Lippes, head of ADAM design studio and an element of Katie's prize, applauds her modern spin on patchwork quilting (Katie used silk, organic cotton, and linen), her interesting choice of color blocking, and appliqué detail on the waist.

Recognition by top designers Monique Lhuillier, Tina Knowles (judges in the competition), and Adam Lippes weren't the only thing this up-and-coming designer won: her dress will be auctioned off on eBay and proceeds will go to benefit Dress for Success, she will be flown to NYC this summer where she will act as an apprentice designer for a day at ADAM, and she'll receive a $500 gift certificate to Lord and Taylor. 

Check out the rest of the finalists Katie was up against at Glam.com and tell us what you think here. Was Katie's the best of the bunch? Would you wear this? What would you pay for it?

 

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