In a rapidly changing world, what is the future of fashion?

Wear We Are Going wants to create a platform for innovative eco-fashion concepts, showcasing your creativity and hopefulness in addressing global ecological challenges. With a focus on the themes of beauty, resilience, and adaptation, we are looking for designs that speak to our shared environmental future.

Thank you to everyone that submitted their amazing concepts to us! Details on the designers and works to be featured in our 2022 showcase can be found below.

Watch our social media as we follow each of these finalists in the creation of their designs and prepare for our October 2nd showcase event!

Our Finalists

Who We Are

Contest Organizers

 

VenturaVie/V Boutique was created in 2017 to eleVate community through fashion, art and nature. VenturaVie directly benefits those in need through financial support, live and virtual engagement events, mentoring programs, and creating safe welcoming spaces. V Boutique, our brick-and-mortar shop in San Francisco’s Cannery, gives all profits away and offers ongoing internship opportunities and community events. VenturaVie grounds all programs in wellness and self-empowerment, creating a network of support.

Salt Tree Art creates rich community spaces that unite arts and ecology in unexpected, educational, and inspiring ways.

We explore creative processes that integrate natural and social systems, revitalizing the links between community, ecology, and the arts. We accomplish this through development of environmental artworks, production of public performances and events that showcase environmental art, and community education and advocacy on ecological issues.

Our organization is for everyone, whether your passions support the arts, agriculture, food security, education, environmentalism, or community development. Our programs use the arts to foster interdisciplinary connections and to build innovative approaches to ecological issues.

Program Host

Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht specializes in the creation of unique floral arrangements that celebrate enchanting flowers and natural beauty. He is the owner and creative director of Wild Bloom by Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht. His career began in New York City where he worked for some of the top designers in the industry. Since opening his own studio, his flowers have been in major publications across the US, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Traditional Home Magazine, and The Knot, and seen on Good Morning America and E! Network. His flowers for actress Julianne Hough were featured on the front cover of People Magazine. Kristen has been named one of the world’s top florists by Harper’s Bazaar, and he previously served as the head judge for the Big Flower Fight on Netflix.

Our Judging Panel

Bridgett Artise is the owner, author and designer of Born Again Vintage and has pioneered upcycled fashion into the fashion world since the early 2000s. She is the founder of Sustainable Fashion Week US, created to raise awareness for environmental and social change in the fashion industry, while providing a platform to emerging sustainable designers. She is also responsible for creating one of FIT’s first sustainability classes and has been dubbed a vintage fashion expert by the New York Times.

Lauren Baker has been surrounded by the fashion industry for her entire life. She even started working as a photo shoot assistant at the age of 10! She is part of the renowned design house, Walter Baker,  and when she isn’t in the showroom, she supports the performing arts as a member of the Board of Directors for South Shore Theatricals.

Vladimir M Colón has worked in the fashion industry for over ten years as a patternmaker, technical designer, and product developer. He holds degrees in Menswear Design and in International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, as well as a certificate in patternmaking for womenswear from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Throughout his career, he has worked with several New York City-based brands taking on sustainable initiatives and practices.

Inquiries

Please contact us for media or partnership inquiries, or for more information about the program or its organizers. For more information about our 2021 season, please visit our showcase archive page.

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