If you haven't RSVP'd yet, do so. Good cause good fashion, good amount of paper cuts. If you need more of an incentive, head on over to our friends at ThisWeekInDenver, the have a feature around one of the design teams.
This year will feature paper clothing made by teams from a wide range of areas of expertise. Some design teams include well-known, local fashion designers — a team headed by Mona Lucero, joined by both painter Jason Appleton and mash-up master dBom, promises to be avant-garde. Rebecca Vaughn, Head Professor of Sculpture at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, will lead an academic contingent and Randall Erkelens, representing the local design firm Section 45, will head a stable of graphic designers. A group from the locally-published magazine Sew News, rounds out the competition — these guys won the first competition with a stunning, snowflake-inspired dress, complete with Christmas lights. These few aren’t the only teams participating, but they just may be the ones to beat.
Need more, how about the good cause:
Paper Couture benefits Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA, as it is more commonly known), a community arts center that provides a safe space for kids to experience visual arts in a neighborhood that isn’t always conducive to doing so. They provide drop-in studios where 7 to 17-year-olds can come after school and work on a variety of creative projects, as well as on-job training and internships intended for middle school-aged kids. Other programs work to involve the whole family or supply outreach for those who can’t get to DAVA. Last year Paper Couture raised thousands of dollars for DAVA, and the kids get involved, too, making dresses right alongside the other designers.