2011 SDC Winners

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2011 Winners of the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association - Fiber to Fashion Student Design Competition

FASHION DESIGN TEXTILE DESIGN
fashion design winner

Yaeji Son
First Place Fashion Design Winner
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Catherine Alter
First Place Textile Design Winner
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Natalie Baxter
Second Place Fashion Design Winner
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Angela Leonard
Second Place Textile Winner
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Danielle Tilford
Third Place Fashion Design Winner
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Tina Hutyra-Brumm
Third Place Textile Design Winner
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Kyana Wilborn
Fourth Place Fashion Design Winner
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Sherri Bell
Fourth Place Textile Design Winner
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Shannon Cote
Fifth Place Fashion Design
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Allegra Meyer
Fifth Place Textile Design Winner
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Marsha Baerlocher
Sixth Place Fashion Design
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Leah D'Ambrosio
Sixth Place Textile Design Winner
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Christopher Cagle
Essay
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Photo courtesy of Alpacas Magazine
2006 winning students with eco-fashion model, Summer    Rain Oaks

   For the last two conference years, the AOBA Fiber to Fashion Student Design Competition has been able to bring the six top winning students to the F2F Conference. Here, the students get further exposure to the world of alpaca and are able to network with breeders, vendors, and the other students. It is a life changing experience for many of the students.  We are able to do this because of the generous support of the Affiliates, businesses, and alpaca farms and ranches.

After attending the 2006 conference, Jennifer Bovio, 2006 First Place Textile winner wrote: 
….First off I just want to thank you from the bottom of my
heart, this was such a great experience and I really want to help make Alpaca fiber bigger than cashmere. I feel so strongly about this, this trip literally changed my career plans! I'd love to be a part of helping make this fiber popular and helping the breeders maintain the quality they work so hard for. I hope to go to the MOPACA conference in March, too. I'm addicted to Alpaca fiber!  I really feel strongly about this. I hope I can be of help to you all. Again, I can't express how grateful I am to you and everyone, not only because the conference was fun but because I found a goal to work towards, something I feel very strongly about.  I suppose
if I didn't live in a condo I would have become a breeder! I hope to team up with Donna and produce the cutest softest garments for the next fashion show! Thanks again!"

   When we send students and instructors back to the colleges and universities feeling this excited about our product, it’s a win / win situation for the students, instructors, and our fiber industry.


Photo courtesy of Chandler Photography