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STLCC Students Win at Green Fashion Show

April 03, 2015

Green Design Fair entry  
Meramec students and faculty pose with their “Best Overall”
winning entry in the Eco-Evolution Green Fashion Show
2015. Seated, from left, are students Kelly McKenzie and
Madelyn Barnes; and standing, left to right, Erin LeClerc,
professor in interior design; student Tyson Baker; and
Virginia Heisler, professor in interior design.

St. Louis Community College-Meramec interior design students Tyson Baker, Madelyn Barnes and Kelly McKenzie won "Best Overall" recognition at the recent Eco-Evolution Green Fashion Show 2015 Maryville University.

Virginia Heisler, professor in interior design, sponsors the Interior Designers of Meramec (IDOM), the student club that participated in the event.

“I introduced the competition to our IDOM Club members and asked for volunteers to form a team,” said Heisler.
“Tyson Baker took charge and recruited Madeline and then Kelly to help work on the costume. A theme was formed and ideas were tried until the final costume was constructed. “

The students used recycled magazines and book pages to create the skirt with irrigation tubing to create the frame for the skirt. The rest was created using old lace, neckties, and goodwill finds.

“It took about a week working on it after classes to complete,” Heisler said. “I was thrilled that we won. There were some great entries, but I thought our theme and the creative use of discarded materials was great.  I am very proud of our students. We have consistently placed well in any competition we decide to tackle.”

Proceeds from the event benefitted Circle of Concern Food Pantry.

For information about the STLCC Interior Design program, click here.