Art students at Pizitz Middle School recently participated in the Rising Design Star competition during Birmingham Fashion Week.
Pizitz placed 10 artist/designers in the contest semifinals among 40 middle and high school students.
Participants had to create a dress from unusual dress materials; no fabric or sewn material was allowed. Some of their clever creations included twisted computer wire, chewing gum sticks in wrappers, comic strips, feathers, plastic bags, curled ribbon and soda can pull tabs.
Semifinalists were design star Great Chen with model Wendy Jiang, Odelia Huang with Mary Claire Hubert, Greer Miceli with Lucy Bailey, Grace Promer with Margaret Koopman fromVestavia Hills High School and Erica Wei with Taylor Davis.
The five artists from Pizitz who made it to the finals were design star Madeline Borden with model Alex Ferguson, Ella Kate Dewees with Mary Umbar, Sarah Gann with Savannah Flowers, Taylor McGill with Anna Catherine Manning from Oak Mountain High School and Sarah Anne Pfitzer with Michelle Perley from Vestavia Hills High School.