NEW YORK — Silhouettes, a mail-order business for large-size women, has teamed up with the Fashion Institute of Technology to help launch the careers of some students.
This afternoon, 11 FIT students will be honored at the school for developing designs that will be produced and sold in the Silhouettes catalog and on its Web site.
The awards are part of Silhouettes’ sponsorship of a design project developed by Stephen Marks, president of the direct marketer, that encouraged FIT students to design new styles for the plus-size market.
Executives from Silhouettes and FIT selected the winners: Milda Bublys, Kate Duecy, Elizabeth Evertsz, Karina Feliz, Junko Kawabata, Holly Kim, Janet Li, Marlon Martinez, Keummi Park, Rekha Singh and Kelly Simpson.
Their designs will begin to appear in the fall catalogs of Silhouettes. Each student will receive an award and a $600 check, a Silhouettes spokeswoman said.
Based in Weehawken, N.J., Silhouettes is a division of Hanover Brands. The company makes sportswear and accessories for sizes 12W through 34W.