Images by Tony Von Thelen
Supima along with recent graduates from the nation’s top leading design schools: Abigail Griswold from Rhode Island School Of Design, Alyssa Wardrop from Fashion Institute Of Technology, Alexandra Pijut from Savannah College Of Art And Design, Elizabeth “Nancy” Hennessey from Fashion Institute Of Design & Merchandising, Lela Thompson from Drexel University, Margaret Kwon from Parsons The New School and Sarah Johnson from Kent State University
Supima presented the tenth-annual Supima Design Competition. A collective runway showing of participating designers from the nation’s top design schools presented a capsule collection of women’s eveningwear made exclusively with donated Supima cotton fabrics from the organization’s partners including AG Jeans, Brooks Brothers, and Uniqlo.
The winner, Alyssa Wardrop from Fashion Institute of Technology, was selected by a panel of judges and received a $10,000 check from Supima to kick-start her design career. Additionally, Alyssa presented her collection during Paris Fashion Week on Sept. 26.
Participating for the first time, June Ambrose served as host.