Jillian Granz is a Michigan State University senior who won the competition in 2010. Jillian created a stunning dress made from peace silk, which allows silk worms to complete their life cycle, rather than be boiled, as is the case with traditional silk. Granz also used a nowaste pattern, in which every part of the pattern is utilized and put into the final garment rather than being discarded. Of Jillian’s design Suzy Amis Cameron said, “Jillian’s design was stunning and had that something special. It’s a beautiful combination of sustainability and style.”
Samata Angel is a British born Ghanaian designer who won the competition in 2011. She created a beautiful two layered hemp silk and organic silk chiffon which was hand died with cranberries. Her winning design was worn by Aine Rose Campbell at the 8th Global Green Pre-Oscar Party. Samata Angel is the Global Campaign Director of Red Carpet Green Dress.
Every year millions of men and women across the globe tune in to watch the Annual Academy Award winners, losers and of course the fashion. In February 2012 at the 84th Annual Academy Awards actress Missi Pyle (The Artist) took to the carpet in a flowing blue gown made from organic silk and peace silk, hand-dyed with natural mineral pigments and lined with recycled polyester. The winning sustainable design was designed by Venezuelan born, Miami-based Valentina Delfino.
Michael Badger was the 2013 winner whose stunning gold creation made People Magazine’s Best Dressed List. Badger stood out by using an old recycled sketchbook as a process journal and submitting his design on 100-percent hemp watercolor paper. His dress is inspired by a volcano and how lava flows. The young creative was born in Ghana and is currently working toward a B.F.A. in fashion design at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia.