By Pat Christman
The Mankato Free Press
Creators of the outfits in this year's Raw Fusion Fashion Show stretched a designer's abilities to create an ensemble from ordinary building materials. Now in its third year, designers push the envelope to create outrageous designs from tile, furnace filters and window treatments.
Proceeds from this year's event by the Minnesota River Builders Association will benefit the Minnesota Valley Action Council.
Awards were presented to Minnesota Valley Action Council (Most Wearable), Minnesota Valley Granite (Raw Factor), Cherry Creek (Show Stopper) and The Free Press (Shades of Shimmer).
Schmidt Siding and Windows and Bent River Outfitters tied for this year's People's Choice award.