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Vote Now! Project IMA:Fashion Unbound Audience Choice

Vote now for your favorite designer from Project IMA: Fashion Unbound. Let us know who’s piece was the best by picking from the list below. The person/s with the most amount of votes by 11:59 p.m.  on Saturday, October 23 will win the Audience Choice Award.

Who was your favorite Project IMA:Fashion Unbound designer?

  • Amanda Helmsing (Fox of the Grotto Clothing) (29%, 2,231 Votes)
  • Sylvia Schieber (27%, 2,043 Votes)
  • Kelly Gray (12%, 934 Votes)
  • Amanda Jensen (10%, 754 Votes)
  • Vanessa Walilko (5%, 390 Votes)
  • Lyndsey Helling of Discardia (5%, 372 Votes)
  • Margarita Mileva & Iva Mileva (3%, 210 Votes)
  • Alyssa Benner (2%, 121 Votes)
  • Linda Sweany (1%, 86 Votes)
  • Jessica Dionne Artistry (1%, 55 Votes)
  • Nancy Todd (1%, 54 Votes)
  • Jeremy B. Hunt (1%, 50 Votes)
  • Joan Wyand (0%, 36 Votes)
  • Joseph Chang & Ali Graham (0%, 30 Votes)
  • Emilliner by Emily Clark (0%, 27 Votes)
  • Gretchen Lach and Stephannee Wysong (0%, 26 Votes)
  • Liz Alig (0%, 25 Votes)
  • Nikki Blaine Couture (0%, 24 Votes)
  • Heather R. Davis (0%, 21 Votes)
  • Damian Michael (0%, 18 Votes)
  • Casey Maas (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Quil Jewelry by Elizabeth Brooks (0%, 14 Votes)
  • Jo Dean (0%, 14 Votes)
  • Eimaj Designs by Dampier (0%, 14 Votes)
  • Catherine Fritsch (Sweet Revenge) (0%, 14 Votes)
  • pLopLop (John Clark) (0%, 11 Votes)
  • Ann Radtke (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Sarah Preston (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Maria Rusomaroff (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Jerry Lee Atwood (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Nataliya Kitic (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Beth Bennett (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Francis Stallings (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Jie-Euen Choi (0%, 4 Votes)
  • One-Of-A-Kind Pieces by Zoë Renee Ashley (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Deanna Webb (0%, 4 Votes)
  • GAVAN (0%, 3 Votes)
  • DLAN designer and producer of IFT "Indy Fashion Time" (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Jeanne Leimkuhler of Discardia (0%, 2 Votes)
  • d. lamont-couture (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,659

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34 Responses to “Vote Now! Project IMA:Fashion Unbound Audience Choice”

  • avatar
    Li-Fen Lien Chang Says:

    Fabulous show! Great job!!

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    Arlinda Says:

    Standing ovation …….
    Great, great show ;)

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    Emily Says:

    The show was amazing! Joan Wyand had the best designs!

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    sandy Says:

    The show was great . It would have been nice to know what each outfit was made of though.
    But we really enjoyed the show.

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    Anonymous Says:

    i think the voting online is silly, I could tell anyone to vote for me, who wasn’t even there, and they don’t even know what they are looking at

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    Anonymous Says:

    I wish they would’ve announced second and third places too! There were so many great designs!

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    Wanda Says:

    The creativity of the rice paper gown by Jessica Dionne Artestry was amazing and beautiful. Should have gotten first place hands down.

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    dani Says:

    i loved the show. My favorite was the Ali Graham and Josh Chang designs. The outfits were incredible and the models did a wonderful job

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    dani Says:

    i agree about the online voting, it really is silly. It says over 2500 votes cast and my understanding is there were 800 in the audience.

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    Gretty Says:

    I enjoyed the experience of being apart of something like exciting like this, and since the “fashion” scene in Indy is really just starting to grow it was great fun. I do agree that the voting online is a little unfair, you really can have just anyone vote. perhaps if there were photos posted of each design next to the name of the designers, that way there is still the option to see all of them.
    I think everyone did a FANTASTIC job!!!!
    As someone who had only sewed a pair of children’s jammie pants 6 months ago, having only had 3 quarters of school it was enough for me to just be able to have a piece in the show. So thank you very much for giving me the chance.

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    James Kelly Says:

    were there actually as many people in the audience as there are votes being casted? every time i refresh the page there are more votes for the ppl with 600+ votes…voting for yourselves/having your friends vote multiple times to win an award? loads of pride in that..one should feel super winning in that manner CONGRATS!!

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    Will Says:

    the show was amazing….
    I loved the lace dress….that white dress near the end (with the young looking model) …but my FAV was the Corset, top hat and Cage Skirt from Amanda Helmsing..THAT one should of won !!! no doubt about it !!

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    Will Says:

    BTW I’ve voted for my 3 favorites….

    as for online voting:

    1. all contestants have designs photographed and placed only….
    2. online voters are given 3 choices ….must pick 3 different…
    3. choices are placed in random order each time page is refreshed…
    4. you must register to vote….
    (this is how model mayhem does it)…. still doesnt prevent vote stacking, but makes it harder

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    Rachel Hall Says:

    I really liked Amanda Helmsing’s cage skirt and bodice with photos on it! I got a better look at the after party. Beuatiful work, Ms. Helmsing! The show was fantastic. I also liked seeing the names of the designers on the screen as the models walked the catwalk.

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    Sara Wilson Says:

    GREAT SHOW !!! I loved the after party, I could actually stand with the designers and see the work much much closer !!!

    I also loved the caged skirt (one more vote for you Ms. Helmsing) and those rice paper dresses were so pretty…all this done without traditional fabric !! So much creativity from these designers.

    Some of those designers look so young…(students perhaps ?) (Liz Alig, Amanda H.) it will be so wonderful to see what else they have coming in the future, the future looks good for Indy Fashion !!

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    I really enjoyed the show as it was the 1st I have attended. I thought Kelly Gray’s dress was beautiful. Of course I am a little biased. she is my daughter. :)

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    KG Says:

    I agree with Gretty. Photos and a description of the materials used would be nice. I’ve never seen an online poll where someone didn’t figure out how to vote multiple times. I have 900 votes, and I certainly do not know 900 people. I don’t care about the prize, this wonderful experience was enough for me. This was my first design to go down the runway, and it was an unbelievable feeling. I hope that Project IMA becomes an annual event. I would love to be a part of it in the future.

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    Sara Wilson Says:

    Kelly which one was yours?

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    ED Says:

    It is my understanding that voting was not limited to the attendees only. Marketing is a key tool in any business/event, and I had the pleasure to ask all my friends and family members on networking sites to check out the picture of the dress from my favorite designer. Then ask them to go to the website to vote. Not only does this expose the talent of the designer but maybe this will bring more focus on the event itself for the future. Great job to all the designer’s!

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    JC Says:

    they did promote this over several Tv stations !!

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    Joan Wyand Fan Club member Says:

    Joan Wyand’s beautiful dress, titled “Willie’s Last Stand,” was made from reclaimed materials and represented a visual tribute to Willie Nelson’s response to the Gulf Oil disaster. He cut off his braid and used it to clean oil from the water. Joan’s amazing design documented that moment in history as well as her advocacy for the use of wind power instead of dependence on the oil culture. Her dress shows how art–and artists–can influence popular culture in positive ways.

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    Tonia Says:

    Those of you who don’t “get” the online voting are being short-sighted and limited. Although there were many who could not make it to the actual show, there were thousands who watched Indy Style on Friday and saw several of the highlighted pieces. Also, via the power of Facebook, many of these pieces of art are being seen by potentially thousands. All of those people are capable of “seeing” the artistic visions of these stylists and voting for their favorites.

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    Julia Says:

    I loved Amanda Helmsing’s design. It reminded me of a steampunk theme, which I am a nerdy fan of~

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    Anonymous Says:

    Isn’t voting over? The numbers keep going up….

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    SG Says:

    and the winner is…. ??? WTH…..?? amazingly the worst designer actually won the people;s choice award… lol

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    Anonymous Says:

    amazing work!!

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    SG Says:

    Cant wait to see what is made next year…..!!!

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    danielle Says:

    i just had an amazing time at this show. i loved seeing everyones designs. these are some amazingly talented people. this was such a wonderful event to watch and also i was able to see my daughter get to model for the very first time…which she has officially fallen in love with :) to every designer, it was an honor to view your creations.

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    SG Says:

    I take that back…… so who won??

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    KG Says:

    Sarah, I made an upcycled wedding dress out of a wedding crinoline. It had a skirt made of “tentacles” that were all different lengths. A friend gave me the crinoline, so all I had to buy was thread:)

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    TB Says:

    I loved the show! Everyone did a wonderful job!!
    I thought it would be nice to have the designer, model and what
    the design was made of together on the program. Great job!

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    Jessica Says:

    KG- I LOVED your dress, the tentacles were so beautiful, it reminded me of a jellyfish. It had it’s own movement and character to each piece. I think you did an outstanding job!
    I did the origami flower dress, my bodice was made out of recycled paper canvas photography backdrops from my old studio. There were actually over 650 flower on the dress but the way they were stacked and layered you couldn’t tell. I wish I knew what the other pieces were made out of, as I’m learning the history of each one it’s fascinating. I think everyone did such a great job and it was amazing to share the stage with everyone!

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    Hey guys! I had soooooooo much fun Friday night! The atmosphere and the excitement was overwhelming! Everyone did an awesome job! I was very impressed with Lyndsey Helling’s newspaper dress…so adorable! I also loved the ensemble with the multiples who were all attached. Being able to be apart of the IndyStyle show was incredible! I came home Saturday night from work to see all of my fans voting for me! THANK YOU SO MUCH to my friends, family, and fans who have supported me! Thank you Petra for organizing such a unique event. If anyone was curious about my piece, here are the details: Edwardian Remnants was an ensemble with a corset and a cage skirt. The corset was made from antique photographs (most of them local) printed onto fabric paper, and the corset was constructed complete with coutil, coil boning, busk, etc. The cage skirt was made from chicken wire with layers of cheesecloth dyed in coffee. The top hat was made from scratch using felt, and adorned with antique buttons and a tin-type photograph. Please check out my etsy shop for other goodies!!

    foxofthegrotto.etsy.com

    xoxo,
    amanda helmsing

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    padana Says:

    I enjoyed the experience of being apart of something like exciting like this, and since the “fashion” scene in Indy is really just starting to grow it was great fun. I do agree that the voting online is a little unfair, you really can have just anyone vote. perhaps if there were photos posted of each design next to the name of the designers, that way there is still the option to see all of them.
    I think everyone did a FANTASTIC job!!!!
    As someone who had only sewed a pair of children’s jammie pants 6 months ago, having only had 3 quarters of school it was enough for me to just be able to have a piece in the show. So thank you very much for giving me the chance

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