ON THEIR OWN
NEW YORK — From functional and versatile to utterly outrageous, the graduating class at the Fashion Institute of Technology proved once again that fashion’s future is bright.
At the school’s biannual show, which was held at the Katie Murphy Amphitheater on Dec. 2, awards were presented to students for four categories: sportswear, current scene, contemporary tailored design and design studio.
As usual, designers served as judges. For the sportswear category, designer Yeohlee selected a functional navy coat and dress by Dobriana Gheneva. In the current scene category, the prize went to Carlos Loreta for two looks — a silver organza organza tunic over boot leg pants and a silver paillette top with a long pleated skirt — chosen by designer Chompol Serimont. Catarina Flodin’s white linen cape, lime jacket and drawstring skirt were singled out by Bob Mackie for contemporary tailored design. Finally, Anthony Muto awarded Bibhudutta Mohapatra for his floral-trimmed column and matching stole in the design studio category.
Though there were only four winners that evening, all the students deserve recognition for their talent and enthusiasm.