On Friday, October 12, I participated in SCAD’s Abercrombie and Fitch Challenge. Basically, 30 teams signed up in groups of three to participate in an all day fashion design challenge without knowing what materials and fabrics were going to be given. Each team was given a bag of various fabrics such as matte jersey, net, lace and lycra all in white, blue and red felt and a box which included pencils, charcoal, black ribbon, thread, needles, pins, a hot glue gun and the secret ingredient, Duck Tape- which had to be included in the design to be qualified. We had 30 minutes to sketch out an idea and 4 and a half hours to drape and make our garment. My group and I decided to do a piece look and an accessory. We did pants, a vest, a t-shirt and fringe necklace. We wove the duck tape and added it as detailing to the vest and pants. It was interesting to see how the other groups incorporated the materials and fabrics into their designs and although we did not win, I am very proud of my group’s effort and outcome of our garment.