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Arvada Center staff member wins fashion challenge

Posted by lgirard on April 30th 2007 to In the News

Denver Post Staff Writer Suzanne S. Brown recently wrote about an Arvada Center staff member Armando Thomas Guerra and his recent accomplishment of winning a major design challenge …

A dozen Denver-area fashion designers created, cut and stitched in the Fashion Project at Tamarac Square, a month of challenges akin to those in Bravo’s hit show “Project Runway.” The designers made everything from little black dresses to outfits assembled only from items they bought at Ace Hardware. Last week, Armando Thomas Guerra, 28, emerged the winner. The Arvada native won a trip to New York Fashion Week in September and tickets to the designer show of his choice. The judges said they were consistently blown away by Guerra’s “strong vision.” Not bad for someone says he was a piano-playing “super nerd” in high school. He has spent the past several years at the Arvada Center, sewing costumes and maintaining wigs.

Armando also worked on the building of Do I Hear a Waltz? during the competition. Read the rest of the article Fashion designer cut out for the job on the Denver Post website.

One response to “Arvada Center staff member wins fashion challenge”

  1. t-lee says:

    Thank you for posting something about this boy and his beautifully crafted win. It looks great and I appreciate the exposure that you have provided him with. Armando is definately one of a kind, with tremendous amounts of talent! The Tamarac Fashion Project was great and it enabled such a little guy an awesome opportunity to display his hard work and passion for fashion!! Way to go Mondo!! Way to go Arvada Center for having such talent on your staff! 😉

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