Fashion: Cool vs. Cruel

Cool vs. Cruel is back this year offering fashion students an opportunity to present their garments with a humane approach.

As the Humane Society notes “The pitiless fur industry mistreats and kills more than 50 million animals a year. With many warm, chic alternatives available, there’s no reason to wear animal fur. More and more designers and retailers are making compassion their fashion” (Humane Society)

With this in mind Cool vs. Cruel promotes animal cruelty awareness and invites all designers to join this cause.

Moreover, “Cool vs. Cruel challenges students of The Art Institutes to reinterpret and improve a runway look that uses animal fur by creatively replacing it with cruelty-free alternatives” (Humane Society)

Therefore, this year the challenge is to improve garments that were once composed from real animal skins and furs and redesign them by using materials that are environmental and animal friendly.

So listen up designers, judges are looking for creative and resourceful designs that have a similar look to the previous garments.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2010 collection using real animal fur.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2010 collection using real animal fur. Challenge this designer by creating an “animal-friendly” garment using your own inspiration and creativity

Burberry Prorsum collection using real animal fur. Challenge this designer by creating an “animal-friendly” garment using your own inspiration and creativity

Burberry Prorsum collection using real animal fur. Challenge this designer by creating an “animal-friendly” garment using your own inspiration and creativity

Cool vs. Cruel 2009 winners:  First place- Ingrid Berdstrom-Kendrick  Second Place- Jeremy Hunt  Third Place- Gilberto Alvarez

Cool vs. Cruel 2009 winners: First place- Ingrid Berdstrom-Kendrick Second Place- Jeremy Hunt Third Place- Gilberto Alvarez

DEADLINE FOR JUDGING SUBMISSION:  MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2010

DEADLINE FOR JUDGING SUBMISSION: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2010

WEEK9 – ROOM – 334 – TIME – 1PM

  • PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR ILLUSTRATION ON 11×17 BOARD
  • JUDGING RUBRIC AND A TYPED ESSAY OF 250 WORDS OR LESS
  • INCLUDE YOUR INSPIRATION PICTURE FROM THE RUNWAY DESIGNS
  • 1 GARMENT PER GARMENT BAG
  • COOL VS. CRUEL 2010 CONTEST
  • IMPROVE ON A DESIGNER’S GARMENT BY MAKING IT FUR-FREE!
  • THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES

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