First six photos credit: Ze Takahashi & Olivier Claisse/FirstView
Bottom two photos credit: Rita/Bay Area Fashionista 2014©
Supima held their design challenge on Thursday, September 4, 2014 during New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Hosted by Coco Rocha, the design competition featured designs from Anastasia Iafrate of Kent State University, Jenny Hoang from the Academy of Art University, David Lee from FIDM, Ou Ma from FIT, Sharon Moon from the Rhode Island School of Design and Yuxi Bi from Savannah College of Art and Design.
The designs on the runway were exquisite and represented the new artistry from emerging designers we will be seeing on the market in the near future. Although all of the talented design finalists presented outstanding, fresh and unique pieces, Anastasia Iafrate of Kent State University was awarded the grand prize of $10,000 which will help the designer jump start her business.
The photos above feature one design from each designer which Rita and I felt stood out on the runway. Photo #6 features winners’ Anastasia Iafrate’s design.
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