NEW YORK/ PARIS: The Supima Competition’s Finalists
by Modem – Posted September 05 2016
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The annual [size=15][red]Supima Design Competition[/red][/size] was created to give runway exposure to emerging designer and was modeled after the legendary 1954 Wool Secretariat Competition.

Seven of America’s top design schools [grey] FIDM, Parsons, FIT, Kent State University, RISD, SCAD [/grey] are asked to select one finalist from among their graduating seniors. Each finalist is asked to create a capsule collection of women’s eveningwear gowns from premium [size=15][red]Supima[/red][/size] denims, knits, corduroys, twills, and shirting.

A prestigious panel of judges decides the winner at a full-fledged fashion show held during the New York Fashion Week. [size=14][red]Olivia Culpo[/red][/size], [grey]Model and Miss Universe[/grey], hosts this 9th competition edition and the jury is composed of:

- Kyle Anderson [grey]Market & Accessories Director at Marie Claire Magazine [/grey]
- Moti Ankari [grey]Blogger[/grey]
- Ann Caruso [grey]Fashion Stylist and Consultant[/grey]
- Malina Gilchrist [grey]Market Director for T, The New York Times Style Magazine [/grey]
- Avril Graham [grey]Executive Fashion & Beauty Editor at Harper’s Bazaar [/grey]
- Carmen Lilly [grey]Closet Therapist and Personal Shopping Consultant[/grey]
- Julia Loomis [grey]Filmmaker, Writer, and Fashion Ambassador[/grey]
- Federica Marchionni [grey]CEO of Lands’ End [/grey]
- Alicia Quarles [grey]Journalist[/grey]
- Cameron Silver [grey]Fashion Director of the H Halston and H by Halston Brand[/grey]
- Mary Alice Stephenson [grey]Style, Beauty Expert, Fashion Commentator and Founder of GLAM4GOOD [/grey]
- Lilliana Vazquez [grey]Multi-Media Powerhouse[/grey]
- Katharine Zarella [grey]Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Fashion Unfiltered [/grey]

The winner will be announced at the show and will receive a $10,000 cash award.
This year, the jury chose as the [size=15][red]2016 Finalists[/red][/size] ([grey]from left to right on the picture[/grey]):

- Jacqueline Zeyi Chen [grey]from the Parsons School of Design [/grey]
- Jiyeon Lee [grey]from the Fashion Institute of Technology [/grey]
- Kara Michelle Kroeger [grey]from the Kent State University [/grey]
- Jacob Blau [grey]from the Rhode Island School of Design [/grey]
- Duston Jasso [grey]from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising [/grey]
- Jeffrey Taylor [grey]from the Savannah College of Art and Design [/grey]

The collections will be presented during two fashion weeks; the Thursday 8th of September at Skylight Clarkson Square for the New York Fashion Week and the Thursday 29th of September at the Paris Fashion Week.

[size=14][red]More Info[/red][/size]:
Supima Design Competition

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