Save The Date: October 11, 2017 at the Silos At Sawyer Yards Site Gallery
The Catwalks & Classrooms Competition:
Each year Magpies & Peacocks includes an innovative sustainable fashion design competition culminating in the Catwalks & Classrooms Showcase Event where we collaborate with local and national artists and fashion influencers to creatively exhibit the final collections of our student eco-designers. Students creatively up-cycle collections from donated post-consumer textiles provided by Magpies & Peacocks. Students receive mentorship from industry leaders, have hands-on exposure to working within the industry, with stylists, designers, models, and leading beauty professionals, as well as the opportunity to visit local fashion houses that have successfully hand built their businesses. Our 2016 Catwalks & Classrooms Showcase was on October 12th and featured the work of 20 outstanding student fashion designers. Link to the photo book ISSUU for 2015 Catwalks & Classrooms Competition
The innovative Sustainable Fashion Design Competition – Catwalks & Classrooms is for any students who are participating in fashion courses at college and high school in Houston. The competition is open to students ages 14yrs-17yrs for the junior division, and ages 18+ for the college division. Students in the two categories will creatively up-cycle 1-2 looks, all from donated materials provided by Magpies & Peacocks. The competition will culminate in the Catwalks & Classrooms Showcase Event in Fall of 2017 at the Site Gallery at The Silos At Sawyer Yards, with winners receiving prize packages that include scholarships, goods and services. Our education partner for 2017 is The Art Institute of Houston. If you are a student designer and want to apply for Catwalks & Classrooms click here
To support Catwalks & Classrooms
There are two direct ways to help us with our Arts education Program:
To donate clothing and accessories: Magpies & Peacocks hosts Closet Deposit events, partnering with local boutiques and design houses, where people are encouraged to make tax-deductible donations of gently used fashion accessories, clothing, textiles, bolt ends and scrap fabric. All the pieces in the student collections start their lives as donations from one of these Closet Deposit events. Look out for Closet Deposit events near you or drop off at our warehouse 908 Live Oak, Houston TX 77003, we'd love to see you!