MBFW Review: 2014 Supima Design Competition

Supima Design Competition Spring Summer 2014
Supima Design Competition Spring Summer 2014

For the sixth annual Supima Design Competition, eight seniors from the leading US fashion schools graduated to the tents at Lincoln Center to participate in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Using Supima cotton as their canvas, their challenge was to create a capsule collection that brought out the features of the fabric. Fine jersey, denim, corduroy, twill and high-end shirting were to make up their five looks.

Michelle Leal from Savannah College of Art and Design focused on the details. She created a knit gown with a pleated bodice and folded disks from the waist down to show her penchant for intricate pursuits. Her denim two-tier pleated skirt with hand sewn ruffles was also a standout. Carly Rosenbrook from FIT told a pink story and used geometric shapes, color blocking and a patent laminate finish for a glossy texture. Morgan Selin of Rhode Island School of Design was named the winner by a panel of industry judges and was awarded the $10,000 prize. Her collection was cohesive and designed in a midnight blue base and used a foil treatment which was strung throughout. Whether it was on a slim fitting mermaid-like gown or a corduroy cascading dress, each piece was refined, elegant and made to work for the night.

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