"I brought you guys half of my spring collection. It's called 'Snatches.' The dresses have these kind of dirty poems printed on them that this guy wrote about doing it with girls," explains Sydney Maresca, hanging a group of frothy if wordy white chiffon party dresses on a rack opposite the judges at Forward's open call. It's the coldest night of the year so far, but that hasn't prevented a crowd of hopefuls from bringing foam rubber corsets, coconut chip necklaces, snakeskin hot pants, and even a Web runway show to Forward, a storefront at 72 Orchard Street dedicated to the works of... More >>>
By photo: Cary Conover
Joanne Abellera shows her work at Forward's open call for young designers.