For the second year in a row, Covet Garden is a proud sponsor of aWEARness — an annual multimedia performance and fundraiser put on by the Visual Merchandising Arts students at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ont. We were introduced to the event by our original intern Sarah Samms, a graduate of the programme, and we were blown away by the creativity and inventiveness that we saw.
Last year's show was a rousing success, raising over $3,000 for Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. Each year the event explores a different theme and this year it's Music. We've showcased some images from last year's show, The Elements, to illustrate how much fun the class had using recycled materials to create wearable art.
The graduating students are also collaborating with their colleagues in the Broadcast Television programme to create a memorable multimedia event this Thursday March 27th at the Waterloo Region Museum. If you're in the neighbourhood, We'll also be auctioning off copies of Covet Garden Home to help raise funds — and aWEARness!
[photography: Adam Sachs. Models from top: Alannah Bruder, Kate Schmidt, Florentina Leonte]