The importance of paper and fashion and how it plays out 30+ years later

Brandi Shigley's paper purse drivers license and Visa.
My original paper purse driver’s license and visa from 3rd grade! A B.Shigley original!

When I was in 3rd grade, I was obsessed with making paper purses. We had this session during the day that was called FRED (Free Reading Every Day). You could read, write draw, really just be creative! What I chose to do was to make paper purses! I’d make a paper wallet to go into my paper purse with paper cosmetics to go into my paper cosmetic bag. There was no limit to what I could put in that paper purse! 

For the past decade, the Art Directors Club of Denver has been putting on the Paper Fashion Show. I’ve been invited to be one of the judges a few times over the past decade and it is absolutely incredible to see what people are doing with paper!

Here is my interview on this past 2017 show:

Brandi Shigley selected as a judge for the Paper Fashion Show
Click the image to see the full interview

It is hard to judge these shows because every piece is made with so much creativity and love! Fortunately I didn’t have to do it alone!

Brandi Shigley along with fellow judges at the Paper Fashion Show
My fellow judges at the Paper Fashion Show 2017