Supima and stylist Law Roach on Thursday revealed Yuki Xu, alumni of Rhode Island School of Design, as this yr’s Supima Design Competition winner.
Xu and 5 finalists — Cat Pfingst of Drexel University; Jiarui (Ruby) Cai of Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising; Yitao Li of Fashion Institute of Technology; Alana Tolliver from Kent State University, and Bora Kim from School of Art Institute of Chicago — showcased eveningwear crafted totally with Supima cotton materials for a chance to win $10,000. The designers had been tasked with producing 5 appears to be like utilizing Supima material, together with shirting, twill, denim, jersey and velveteen.
The designers had been mentored by CFDA Award successful eveningwear designer Bibhu Mohapatra and the collections had been evaluated by a panel of judges that included Roach, in addition to Nicola Formichetti, Fern Mallis, Edward Barsamian, Luke Meagher, Kelly Augustine, Godfrey Deeny, Freya Drohan, Gianluca Longo, Emilia Petrarca, Avril Graham, Claire Thomson-Jonville, Rajni Jacques, Maria Bernad, Tyler McCall, Tati Cotliar, Shibon Kennedy, Jerome Lamaar and the 2016 SDC winner, Jeffrey Taylor.
This yr marks the occasion’s return to a bodily presentation as final yr’s competitors was hosted through Instagram Live and was additionally hosted by Roach. The earlier winner, Amanda Forastieri from Drexel University, additionally obtained a $10,000 prize.
“Given some of the challenges we are still facing, we are so proud of this year’s group of finalists,” stated Buxton Midyette, vice chairman of selling and promotions for Supima, in revealing this yr’s competitors in August. “They are all extremely talented and have been able to embrace the true meaning of the SDC with their creativity and innovation.”