Triad Goodwill announces Rock the Runway awards Three fashion designers win at annual fundraiser

"GREENSBORO, NC – Triad Goodwill presented three awards on Friday, February 26, 2016 to designers with collections in their 7th Annual Rock the Runway fashion fundraiser at the Elm Street Center in downtown Greensboro. Seven student, amateur and professional designers each showcased collections of seven looks created from reconstructed Triad Goodwill store items. Three designers were announced as winners. Robin Otis-Clayborne won the News & Record Unconventional Material Challenge for the best outfit made of newsprint. Cheslie Kryst was announced as the Audience Choice winner for her entire collection. The Judges’ Choice went to Brian Atkins with the top score for his collection’s originality, construction and creative use of materials.

Additional designers volunteering their time and talent for Rock the Runway were Amber Colburn, Tiffany Flowers-Teague, Floria Hance-Morant and Timaya Kasey. Judges were Princess Johnson of Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet, Susan Ladd of the News & Record, Katie O’Brien from Jared & Katie In the Morning on 107.5 KZL, and Lynn Wooten of The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. WFMY News 2’s Lauren Melvin served as host for the event. Event photos are on the Triad Goodwill Facebook page on the Photos/Albums tab.

Proceeds from Rock the Runway support Triad Goodwill’s mission of providing free career development services in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham Counties for the un- and underemployed. Visit for tickets to the next Rock the Runway on Friday, February, 24, 2017.

Rock the Runway was presented by Common Giant, with additional support by 4 Seasons Hair, Bank of America, Candace's Cupcake Creations, Clinton Press, Elm Street Center, Firefly Store Solutions,

News & Record, Lincoln Financial Group, Painted Plate, Premier Federal Credit Union, Senn Dunn Insurance, Torey Searcy Photography, WFMY News 2, and 107.5 WKZL."

- A Press Release

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