The New Hanover County Public Library is holding its sixth annual Fiction to Fashion event at the Cameron Art Museum. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.
Students aged 13 to 18 are invited to create fashion designs from books, comic books, cassette tapes, and other media. They then model their clothes in front of a crowd and judges. They design, make, and then fashion clothes out of the materials.
Hannah Foy was a past winner and is now a mentor for the current contestants. Foy says everyone is creative and has their unique creative process.
Foy says that during the creative process, she often thought about fashion models who look much like the book characters. She found some interesting fashion models that she thought would be fun to recreate. Creating something from discarded books takes a lot of trial and error. It isn’t easy to make clothes from paper.
Judges from the New Hanover County Public Library will grade each participant differently, and the audience gets to vote for what they think is the best.
The free event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at Cameron Art Museum. Doors are at 6:30 and the event starts at 7:00 p.m.
Fiction to a Fashion event at Cameron Art Museum.