Pivoting to a virtual platform, the State 4-H Fashion Revue took place Oct. 10.
The annual contest showcases youth skills in sewing, knitting, crochet and consumer decision making. Youth ages 8-18 who are involved in a Missouri 4-H program were eligible to compete.
This year, Hannah Stahlman and Ella Baker, of the Rising Sun 4-H club of Fulton, competed alongside 41 other youth, representing 19 counties.
The State 4-H Fashion Revue creates a unique opportunity for youth to be creative, express themselves and learn to communicate their creativity in a variety of ways. The Fashion Show was a highlight of the day. Participants enjoyed modeling their garments for the camera from the comfort of their own homes.
As with all 4-H programs, the State 4-H Fashion Revue was all about learning new things. Professional workshops were led by Teisha Barber, president of Kansas City Fashion Week; Amy Johnson, designer and owner of Aimz Designs; Bethany Kay, owner of Hello Belle; Conni Douvier, North Central Missouri Project Linus Chapter Coordinator; and Mahima, Nicole and Joohye, members of the Textile and Apparel Management Graduate Student Association at the University of Missouri.
Hannah Stahlman finished fifth in the Constructed Casual — Junior Division, and Ella Baker finished fourth in the Constructed Dressy — Junior Division.