Design Challenge content

KATU's AM Northwest has teamed up with, Fabric Depot, The Art Institute of Portland, and Montavilla Sewing Centers are proud to present the AM Northwest Design Challenge, a dynamic fashion design contest running through February 2012.
Each Monday at 9 a.m. on AM Northwest, four talented fashion designers from The Art Institute of Portland will join American Sewing Guild 2008 Hall of Fame Honoree, Pati Palmer to discover their  AM Northwest Design Challenge of the week. The designers return to AM Northwest the following Friday to unveil their creations in front of a notable panel of judges, including Portland Monthly Magazine Style Editor, Eden Dawn, Fashion Director of Q6 Model & Artist Management, Jonny Schultz, and Pati Palmer of Palmer/Pletsch. The judging panel will be rounded out by one guest judge each week.

What will each of these contestants win? Check out the prizes!  The best part is that you (the viewer) will get to vote for the popular vote beginning Friday January 27th after AM NW.  Be sure to cast your vote!

Do you want to see MORE?  Fabric Depot is blogging and posting pictures of the designers sketching and picking out their fabrics at Fabric Depot - Check out their blog here!

Design Challenge header Fabric Depot The Art Institute of Portland Montavilla Sewing Center Palmer Pletsch


608 Points

607 Points

670 Points

637 Points



  Guest Judge

 January 23rd AM NW Kickoff Segment!

January 27th AM NW Westminster Judging Segment

January 30th AM NW Moda Fabric Segment

February 3rd AM NW Moda Judging Segment

February 6th AM NW Telio Fabric Segment

February 10th AM NW Telio Judging Segment

February 13th Michael Miller Fabrics Segment

February 17th Michael Miller Judging Segment

February 20th Robert Kaufman Fabrics Segment

February 27th Winning FINALE Segment

 Art Institute Behind The Scenes - check it out!


This content requires the latest Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player.