The 4-H Fashion Show is designed to recognize 4-H members who have completed a Clothing and Textiles project. The following objectives are taught in the Clothing and Textiles project: knowledge of fibers and fabrics, wardrobe selection, clothing construction, comparison shopping, fashion interpretation, understanding of style, good grooming, poise in front of others and personal presentation skills. 4-H Fashion Show at the county level is an activity that is open to all 4-H members who have completed a clothing project. This opportunity will also be open to Clover Kids (5-8 years of age).
Senior 4-H member categories in construction are: Everyday Living, ReFashion, Semi-Formal to Formal, and Theatre/Costume. Buying categories are: Business/Interview Attire, Fantastic Fashions under $25, Semi-Formal to Formal, and Special Interest. Junior /Intermediate Construction categories are: Everyday Living, ReFashion, Dressy, and Special Interest. Buying categories are: Everyday Living, Fantastic Fashions under $25, Dressy, and Special Interest. The following categories will be available for Clover Kids in the buying and construction categories: Everyday Living, Fantastic Fashions under $25, Dressy, and Special Interest. All Clover Kids will be recognized for their participation.
The last area 4-Hers can participate in is the 4-H Storyboard Contest. The purpose of the Fashion Storyboard contest is to give 4-H members an opportunity to create a storyboard of their original design. It also provides the members an opportunity to gain knowledge of the career responsibilities of a fashion designer and illustrator, enhance creativity and originality, and develop visual communication skills based on the design brief. The 2018 design brief will be “Fashion Design to the Rescue”. Wham! Pow! Bam! Take a cue from the superheroes or villains found in cartoons, movies, etc to create your own original design. Whether your inspiration comes from a person with phenomenal powers fighting for noble causes, their masked sidekick, or a criminal archenemy wreaking havoc on humanity, let their colorful and flashy costumes, valorous heroism, and superhuman traits be the stimulus to your blueprint to rescuing the world of fashion.
The County Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Extension Office at 6:00pm. Deadline to register for the Fashion Show is Friday, February 16, 2018. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Extension Office!