Graduating fashion design majors from the Fashion Institute of Technology here showed off their final projects on Tuesday, May 17, staging a runway presentation for industry professionals, family and friends.
NEW YORK — Graduating fashion design majors from the Fashion Institute of Technology here showed off their final projects on Tuesday, May 17, staging a runway presentation for industry professionals, family and friends.
Students were challenged to create a look that showcases one of the following categories: the current scene, sportswear, children's wear, knitwear, intimate apparel, special occasion or tailoring. In addition, six semifinalists of a special Cotton Inc. competition showed their looks, designed completely of cotton products. Students were judged by designers such as Zac Posen, Behnaz Sarafpour, Richie Rich and Traver Rains of Heatherette; B. Michael, Pilar Rossi, Flora Nikrooz and Lawrence Rich of Rich & Levy, and Anthony Benfante of Stephanie Matthews. The show was sponsored by Target Corp. and Cotton Inc.
For the first time, FIT gave out a student designer of the year award, sponsored by La Redoute. Lee Ann Mittler was chosen from among 125 applicants and won a cash prize of $1,500. La Redoute will feature Mittler and her design on its retail Web site, laredoute.com. Her winning design is a champagne satin evening coat with a double breasted trench bodice, tightly belted waist and cascading waterfall center front.
In a related event, FIT and the Accessories Council held the fourth annual Next Generation Awards and Accessories Design Senior Exhibition earlier this month. The event was hosted by Elle and ElleGirl and honored graduating seniors of both the accessories and jewelry design departments. The winners were Ilan Schwarz for handbag design, Tracy Vanderbeck for footwear design, Ming-Hsiu Lee for belt design, JoonHee Kim for jewelry design, and Terry Tsipouras who won the Elle Group Innovator award.
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@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
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The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
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Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion