Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12, CCAH produced the 8th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza: Transformation. Full of locals, performance art, multimedia, inspiring sustainable fashion and a storyline to boot, this show isn’t just entertaining– it is about raising money to educate our youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. Green is the New Black sells out every year at 500 seated tickets plus standing room each night. Local and national designers and artists come together to create a dynamic, alluring, and thought-provoking event featuring fashion that sparks the imagination and is created from recycled and/or sustainable materials. These creations, intertwined with dance and multimedia artistry, attract an audience from throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.
Designers & Trunk Sale
See listing of this year's Designers below
Green is the New Black sells out the house at over 500 people a night for two nights (about 500 seats plus standing room only tickets). That is over 1000 people seeing your designs, not to mention your clothing's information being distributed in 4000 local newspapers via the show's program. Coverage on GITNB reaches over 30,000 people(and counting!) between newspaper, radio and social media. Both our audience and designers come from all around the country. About 25% of our audience comes from Aspen (GITNB typically occurs around the same time as Aspen Fashion Week), 60% from elsewhere in the Roaring Fork Valley and 15% beyond!View the 2016 Program
The Whole Works Designer Challenge
$1000 in designer prize money
The 2016 Designer Challenge was sponsored by The Whole Works. Designer awards are as follows: $500 for "Best Overall" collection awarded to Ironic Dilemma, $250 for "Most Fashion Forward" awarded to Laura Stover and $250 for "Most Original" awarded to Ira Sherman. The Whole Works serves designers who are looking for small-run cut and sew production, and who are dedicated to manufacturing high-quality products in a sustainable and ethical way. Working in partnership with GarCo Sewing Works, a non-profit employment preparation program that teaches production sewing to women, The Whole Works is addressing the need for dignified, well-paying jobs, while responding to the desire for American-made goods. More information on The Whole Works at thewholeworks.co