AMES, Iowa – One hundred thirty Iowa youth from 68 counties participated in the 2017 Awardrobe Clothing Event Aug. 10 at the Youth Inn at the Iowa State Fair.
The Awardrobe Clothing Event is an Iowa State Fair 4-H event that provides youth participants with opportunities to showcase their apparel design and production knowledge, as well as creativity skills. As a part of the showcasing experience, youth complete a comprehensive report and participate in conference judging. The event concludes with a runway show for all participants.
“4-H participants in the Awardrobe Clothing Event are evaluated on their oral and written communication skills, project goals, choice of clothing, knowledge of the garment as well as their poise and confidence displayed while modeling their outfits,” said Bonnie Dalager, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H youth program specialist.
The youth participate in three categories: Clothing Selection — participants select or purchase an outfit for a specific occasion; Fashion Revue — garment is constructed, hand-knitted, machine-knitted or crocheted by a participant; and The $15 Challenge— 4-H’er purchases an outfit for $15 or less from garage sales, consignment shops or clothing resale stores.
Youth participants are nominated for the State Fair Awardrobe Clothing Event within their county 4-H program. Recognition opportunities include gift cards for top-ranking class participants, and sponsored awards by the Central Iowa Sewing Guild and Iowa State University’s Apparel, Merchandising and Design program. One $500 scholarship to Iowa State University’s Apparel, Merchandising and Design program also is awarded.
The following youth earned the Iowa State Fair’s Top 10 Percent Award in the Awardrobe Clothing Event. The recognition includes a certificate and gift card.
Fashion Revue Recipients [PHOTO]
Abigail Wirtjes, Hancock County
Kylie Holubar, Johnson County
Caitlin Hornback, Madison County
Clothing Selection Recipients [PHOTO]
Kate Jensen, Adair County
Lillie Longhorn, Boone County
Fran Conley, Cherokee County
Brynn Hansen, Dallas County
Jessica Buman, Shelby County
Anthony Friederichs, Scott County
$15 Challenge Recipients [PHOTO]
Sarah Deberg, Des Moines County
Morgan Border, Webster County
Mary Seehusen, Pocahontas County
Bergin De Bruin, Lyon County
Arlinna Bowen, Plymouth County
The Central Iowa Sewing Guild sponsors an award for excellence in the Fashion Revue (constructed garment) class. Recipients are Kaitlyn Goth, Cherokee County, and Aimee Hulstein, Sioux County. [PHOTO]
Iowa State’s Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management sponsors the On Trend Award for the projects that reflect current fashion trends. Recipients are Baylee Stalder, Washington County, [PHOTO], and Elizabeth Zobel, Ida County, [PHOTO].
Lauren Hansen, Boone County, earned special recognition for ranking in the top three percent of Awardrobe Clothing Event participants and expressing an interest in furthering her education in the apparel, merchandising and design, event management or hospitality management programs at Iowa State University. The Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management sponsored a $500 scholarship award. [PHOTO]