The Umbrella Inside Out Fashion Competition Begins!

Welcome to the first half of the Umbrella Inside Out competition judging! For this part, designers were asked to submit plans for a couture garment made almost entirely from used or discarded umbrellas. Last week, our panel of fashion judges sifted through over fifty entries from around the globe to pick out the top five submissions. They were asked to rate the innovation, wearability, construction (or potential construction) and aesthetic appeal of each. Also, judges weighed in on the resource intensiveness of collection. Now it's your turn. Read a little about the competitions, and pick your favorite! Finalists will be counted down all week, so come back tomorrow to keep rooting for the design you would like to see on the runway at Paris's Ethical Fashion Show October 13! Voting for today ends at midnight PST.

And the 5 finalists are.... drum roll please.... CLICK HERE!