By  on September 7, 2018

The 2018 winner of the 11th annual Supima Design Competition is Lili Shi, who graduated this past June from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Shi, along with six other finalists, gave attendees at Supima’s spring 2019 runway show Thursday a taste of the future of American fashion. Each finalist, a 2018 graduating senior at their respective design school, was asked to present a capsule collection of five women’s wear evening looks that highlighted the unique characteristics of Supima cotton. Supima is the marketing brand for American-grown Pima cotton. The finalists were judged on originality and execution on how they rethought familiar fabric conventions that include fabrications used in high-end shirting, fine jersey knits and sturdy denims.

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