|Judges consider the following
and more when judging the different categories.
Most Creative Collection
the designer make a creative use of the materials? Is there something fun
and quirky about the looks that you might not have expected? Is the
concept creative? etc. (The designer scoring the highest points with all
judges in this category will win “Most Creative Collection.”)
Best Design Innovation
there evidence that the designer greatly altered a pattern or created the
pattern herself? Did the designer use an old concept or style in a new,
refreshing way? Did the designer dye or make her own fabric? Are the
techniques in the looks cohesive with the creativity in the line, etc.
Excellence in Construction
the designer use advanced techniques? ie. Zippers, pleats, darts, princess
seams, inset sleeves, rolled hems, etc..... as opposed to multiple elastic
everything well-sewn and clean, even if the garment is simple? Or did the
designer leave hanging threads, sloppy hems, puckers, incorrect stitching,
or fail to press, etc.? Does the garment fit well?
Best Overall Collection
Do the garments fit well? Is the collection cohesive? Is everything well
sewn? Is the concept interesting and original? Are colors and textures
used to the best advantage? etc.