Runaway Runway 2015

Runaway Runway 2015 – Saturday, April 11, 2015

Look for the Runaway Runway Call for Entries in early February 2015.


What is Runaway Runway? In the juried design competition, designers re-imagine post-consumer trash into ultra-creative wearables. Look for the Call for Entries for full rules and show details in early February 2015.

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


Thank You 2014 Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor

VIP Sponsors: Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Columbia Metropolitan, SC Blue Retail and Skirt


Haute Couture Sponsors: EarthFare and WXRY


Ready to Wear Sponsors: Abacus Planning Group, Karen Brosius and Willson Powell, Bohemian, Mast General Store, Lord Maxwell, Quackenbush Architects + Planners, Revente/Sid & Nancy, Shop Tart, Van Jean and Brenda and Rick Wheeler.


Highlights from Runway Runway 2013