Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rebecca Minkoff Runway Design Challenge Winner

Rebecca Minkoff wanted to see how you would redesign her iconic Morning After Clutch, and we were stunned by all the entries we received in her Runway Design Challenge! From 6,585 entries, Rebecca personally selected the top 10 creations. Then it was up to you guys to decide which bag would walk down the runway at New York Fashion Week this February by voting!

Congratulations to Dee from Michigan, aka f21obsessed on Polyvore, whose handbag design received the most votes on the Rebecca Minkoff Facebook page! Here's her winning bag:

f21obsessed will be flown to New York to see her creation walk down the runway AND her bag will hit stores in March 2011! We also caught up with f21obsessed to get all the details about her winning entry!

Why did you decide to enter the Rebecca Minkoff challenge?

I entered because it was the first contest where you could create a product, and with an industrial design background, I thought it would be fun! Although we had to use limited resources, it was still an interesting contest. I hope we have more of these in the future!

What was the inspiration behind your design?

The inspiration came from the shoes in the set, mostly from the band of jewels which is everywhere right now! And I am digging the jeweled look. The rest of the background pieces were picked because I wanted to show what kind of girl would carry this purse. It was more rock chic then anything though. I was thinking of altering this piece so that it looks more like the original MAC, but we'll see!

OK, how excited are you about winning? You're going to Fashion Week!!

I'm excited and nervous at the same time, because I don't know what to expect! Thank you to everyone who voted, Rebecca Minkoff and Polyvore! And special thank you to all my supportive friends who care enough to put their time into me even when I almost gave up! :)

Want to know more about f21obsessed? Check out our full interview with her.

A huge thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to all the finalists! Check out all the amazing handbag entries here:

1 comment:

Vik Honey said...

I love the Polyvore, so I can't be not a follower ♥