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Garment Evaluation Rubric

Focus: True Delusion

During Critique and Evaluation, the judges thoroughly evaluate each designer's creation. They pay close attention to the craftsmanship of each garment, carefully reviewing elements from the stitching to the fabric selection. This detailed examination ensures that each piece is not only visually appealing but also well-constructed. Creativity is paramount; the judges appreciate designs that are innovative and original, especially those that cleverly interpret the theme 'True Delusion'. They also place a strong emphasis on fit — fashion should be as wearable as it is stylish. The judges assess the design's potential market appeal, keeping an eye on current trends. They consider the overall look and feel of the outfit, and how everything comes together to create a visual impact. Each aspect is rated on a scale of 1-10, allowing the judges to provide a detailed and fair assessment of every piece showcased on the runway. This process goes beyond mere numbers; it's about recognizing the essence and effort behind each designer's work.

Runway Rubric

Rating Scale:

  • Each criterion is rated on a scale from 1 to 10.

  • 1: Lowest | 10: Highest

  • Total possible score: 60 (10 points for each of the 6 categories).


1. Construction and Quality​

  • Precision: Attention to detail in stitching and finishing.

  • Durability: Use of materials and techniques for longevity.

  • Complexity: Technical difficulty in construction.


Scale: 1 (Low) - 10 (High)

1-3: Poor construction, visible flaws, weak seams, and low durability.

4-6: Basic construction, some minor flaws, adequate durability.

7-10: Superior construction, impeccable finishing, high durability, and attention to detail.


2. Fabric and Material Selection​

  • Appropriateness: Suitability for the design and function.

  • Texture and Color: The use of texture and color enhances the design.

  • Innovation: Use of unconventional or innovative materials.


Scale: 1 (Low) - 10 (High)

1-3: Inappropriate fabric, poor color or texture choice.

4-6: Adequate fabric quality, color, texture, and innovation.

7-10: High-quality fabric, excellent color and texture choice, innovative material use.


3. Design Creativity and Originality​

  • Innovation: Novelty and departure from conventional styles.

  • Artistic Expression: Reflecting artistic and aesthetic qualities.

  • Theme Interpretation: Incorporation of the 'True Delusion' theme.


Scale: 1 (Low) - 10 (High)

1-3: Lacks originality, derivative design, minimal artistic expression.

4-6: Some creative elements, moderate originality, and artistic expression.

7-10: Highly creative and original, strong artistic and aesthetic qualities, unique theme interpretation.


4. Fit and Functionality

  • Comfort: Consideration of the wearer's comfort and practicality.

  • Fit: Tailoring and sizing accuracy.

  • Functionality: Practical aspects like pockets, closures, etc.


Scale: 1 (Low) - 10 (High)

1-3: Poor fit, uncomfortable, lacking in practical features.

4-6: Reasonable fit, moderate comfort, some practical features.

7-10: Excellent fit, highly comfortable, functional with well-considered features.


5. Market Appropriateness and Appeal

  • Target Market Suitability: Alignment with target market needs.

  • Commercial Viability: Potential for market success.

  • Trend Sensitivity: Awareness of current fashion trends.


Scale: 1 (Low) - 10 (High)

1-3: Does not appeal to the target market.

4-6: Somewhat appealing to the target market.

7-10: Highly appealing to the target market.

6. Overall Aesthetic and Style

  • Visual Impact: Immediate visual appeal and impact.

  • Cohesiveness: Harmony of all design elements.

  • Styling: Presentation of the look.


Scale: 1 (Low) - 10 (High)

1-3: Poor visual impact, lacks cohesiveness.

4-6: Adequate visual appeal, some cohesiveness.

7-10: Strong visual impact, highly cohesive design, and presentation.


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