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Meet the Judges

Anna Hogelin

Anna Hogelin's love for fashion first began at age 6. Playing fashion show with her friends and Barbie dolls was foreshadowing of the days to come, working as the Fashion Director for Wilmington Fashion Week. Before moving to Wilmington 10 years ago, Anna was involved in the theatre department at Auburn University, assisting with the design and construction of costumes each semester. The film industry brought Anna to Wilmington, where she worked on various indie films and TV shows in the wardrobe department. Her current involvement with Wilmington Fashion Week has proven to be rewarding, allowing her to work directly with emerging designers and providing them the platform to showcase their designs and gain exposure for their brand. She loves being involved in the community and is excited to be a part of the planning team for designSPARK this upcoming fall. One of her favorite quotes is from style icon Iris Apfel, "Fashion you can buy, but style you possess, The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There's no how-to road map for style. It's about self-expression, and above all, attitude."

Sydney Perry

Sydney Perry from Wilmington, NC holds both a state Teen and Miss USA title. Originally from Vermont she has always had a love for the entertainment industry. Her passion for modeling and television hosting led her to compete in Miss Vermont Teen USA pageant where she won the title in 2008. In that same year, she competed in Miss Teen USA and relocated to North Carolina to pursue a degree in Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Three years later Sydney competed in, and won her first Miss pageant and is formerly Miss NC USA 2012. Throughout her years of being a titleholder, Sydney has had extensive runway and stage training and is a previous student of the globally renowned runway and print model, Lu Sierra. Sydney has graced the catwalk in numerous fashion shows across the state and country. After competing at the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas she returned to NC and earned her Bachelor degree in Marine Biology with a minor in psychology from UNCW. Today Sydney resides in Wilmington, NC and is a model, spokesperson and television host represented by Marilyn’s Model and Talent Management. Sydney also works for an interior design firm responsible for communications, public relations and social media while her profession in the entertainment field continues to progress and unfold.

NHCPL’s Fashion Design Contest for Teens Runway Show Finale!

  • 8 teams entered NHCPL’s 2nd Annual Teen Fashion Design Contest 2016 
  • Prized donated by Alternative Apparel and Tayham were awarded to the Crowd Favorite, Most Functional Design, Most Avant-Garde Design, Best Accessory and Best Runway Swagger. 
  • Local fashion authorities including Anna Hogelin, Sydney Perry, Beth Peddle, Natalie Lentz and Isabel Heblich helped mentor teens along the way.


Crowd Favorite –Sarah Kuenstler

Most Avant Garde Design – Bonnie & Oscar Fawcett

Most Functional Design – Cammy Herbert

Best Accessory – Emma Wilson

Best Runway Swagger – Magen Naef

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