Model and journalist Alexa Chung hosted the Future of Fashion FIT 2014 graduate collection runway show, presented by Calvin Klein. The fashion show was held at Fashion Institute of Technology, on Seventh Avenue at 27 Street in New York City. Twenty design students showcased 91 outfits in the categories of childrenswear, intimate apparel, knitwear, special occasion and sportswear. Seven students studying at FIT in Milan also flew in outfits for the fashion show.
The students were mentored by experienced designers such as Rebecca Minkoff for sportswear, Mathieu Mirano for special occasions, Lisa di Napoli for children's wear, and Jennifer Zuccarini for intimate apparel. The students were judged by Kate Betts author of Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style; Filipino fashion blogger Bryan Grey-Yambao, more popularly known as Bryanboy; fashion stylist and FIT alumna Alana Kelen; Colleen Sherin, senior fashion director for Saks Fifth Avenue; Lilliana Vazquez, founder and creative force behind CheapChicas.com; fashion stylist Beagy Zielinski and founder of clothing rental atelier L’Armoire Du Stylist; and María Cristina Marrero, editor-in-chief of Siempre Mujer, a Spanish-language women’s lifestyle magazine.
Graduating student Grace Cox won The Best Use of Color Award for her neon pink shoelace mixed media coat, over a wool fuchsia dress. The award was judged by Maria Cristina Marrero. Ms. Cox will receive a $2,000 cash prize, and an editorial feature in Siempre Mujer magazine. That outfit also won her a Critic Award for Knitwear.
There were eight other award winners. Natali Collado won the Critic Award for Childrenswear. Danielle Ortiz won the Critic Award for Intimate Apparel. Sarah Angel won the other Critic Award for Knitwear. Joelle Samaha won the Critic Award for Special Occasions. Gayoung Ahn, Peter Do, Sarah Conlon and Talisha Almonte each won a Critic Award for Sportswear.
Please click on link to view all 91 looks from the FIT Future of Fashion 2014 fashion show.
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