Annual Vail Valley fashion Project Funway returns in February | VailDaily.com

Annual Vail Valley fashion Project Funway returns in February

Project Funway returns Feb. 9. This year's event features Mondo Guerra, winner of television's Project Runway as a judge.
EFEC | Special to the Daily

If You Go …

What: Project Funway, a fashion event sponsored by the Education Foundation of Eagle County.

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 9

Where: Vail’s Dobson Arena

Tickets: $250 front row seating, $125 reserved seats, $95 general admission.

Information: For tickets and sponsorship details, go to www.efec.org

VAIL — Help raise money for local schools and look good doing it.

Project Funway returns to Vail’s Dobson Ice Arena on Feb. 9, this year with television’s “Project Runway” winner Mondo Guerra as one of the guest judges.

And for the creative adults among us, they still have a few spots open for adult dress designers. All the youth spaces are full.

Project Funway is the Education Foundation of Eagle County’s annual fundraiser in support of Eagle County Schools.

The unconventional fashion event challenges amateur designers to create unique garments out of anything but fabric.

Fashionistas compete in three design competition categories:

Youth ages 12 and younger, Youth ages 13 to 18 and Adult 18 and older, with runway shows for each category.

EFEC was launched more than a decade ago when Eagle County’s schools, like schools across the country, were financially strapped when the economy went in the tank. EFEC raises money and support for local schools.

EFEC focuses on in-school enrichment programs, mental health support and retaining top teachers.

In 2018, the Project Funway event raised $151,744, a 34 percent increase over 2017. Attendance was up by 22 percent over 2017, according to EFEC’s statistics.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and rwyrick@vaildaily.com.




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