Runaway Runway 2015


Runaway Runway 2015

Saturday, April 11 | Columbia Museum of Art | PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

The design competition closed on March 27. Access the competition rules and rehearsal information here. Full event details are below.


Design Competition Judges

Anna Felicity Friedman
Body Art Expert and Tattoo Historian — Chicago

Jeffrey Keyton
Senior Vice President for On-Air Design and Off-Air Creative, MTV & MTV2 — New York City

Jillian Owens
Writer, Designer and Eco-fashion Revolutionary ReFashionista — Columbia

Timothy Westbrook
Fiber Artist, Sustainable Fashion Designer and Project Runway Contestant — Milwaukee


Runaway Runway 2015 Show

Saturday, April 11 | Columbia Museum of Art
Doors open, 7:00 pm — Fashion Show, 8:00 pm -10:00 pm

Host Tyron McFarlan, former Ringmaster for Ringling Brothers Circus

    • + See the 48-design show
    • + Designs created by past RR winners, Kaitlin Machos and Madison Cotterill
    • + Check out Jaguar and Land Rover cars
    • + Enjoy signature cocktails & beer (cash bar)
    • + Try 2Fat2Fly, Wurst Wagon and Los Bellos Portales on the plaza
    • + After party hosted by DJ GLDFNGER.


$25 in advance // $40 day of the show



Presenting Sponsors



VIP Sponsors

SC Blue Retail, American Harvest Organic Spirits, Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Casamigos Tequila, Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and WXRY 99.3


Ready to Wear Sponsors

Abacus Planning Group, Cyberwoven, Image 360, Karen Brosius & Willson Powell, Mast General Store, Quackenbush Architects + Planners, Revente/Sid & Nancy and River Rat Brewery


Off the Rack Sponsors

Tom Savory & Adrienne Montare


What is Runaway Runway? In the juried design competition, designers re-imagine post-consumer trash into ultra-creative wearables.

It’s a Runway extravaganza. The design contest is wrapped in an entertaining fashion show, held in 2015 on Saturday, April 11 at the Columbia Museum of Art.

It’s a fundraiser. Event proceeds provide for the annual educational programming of Columbia Design League.



Runaway Runway 2014 Award Winners

Top Design — Bruce Bahr Award
Designer – Madison Cotterill
Dress – Nesting Instinct
Model – Lolita Frazier

Top Design Runner-Up
Designer – Liesel and Susan Hamilton
Dress – Certainly No Couch Potato
Model – Carolyn Walden

Funky Junk (Best (re)use Materials)
Designer – Roxanne Lenzo
Dress – Untitled
Model – Julie Slivka

Pret-a-Porter (Ready to Wear)
Designer – Becky Groth + Kate Williams
Dress – Midnight Bride
Model – Christina Campos

Mad Skills (Craftsmanship)
Designer – Real Housewives of Crystal Pines
Dress – Out of the Box – Shipping Pretty
Model – Gwen Jaeger

Rockin’ The Runway (Best Model)
Designer – Takiya  Willingham
Dress – Spunky Junk
Model – Takiya  Willingham



Highlights from Runway Runway 2013