FASHION

New York Fashion Week: Supima design contest returns

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New York Fashion Week will see the return of the Supima Design Competition. Supima will sponsor the competition. This non-profit organization is dedicated to supporting American Pima cotton. This is the 14th year for the competition.

Design students will be showcasing evening wear capsule collections created with Pima cotton on September 9, the second official day of New York Fashion Week. To help their businesses jumpstart, students will compete for a $10,000 prize. Law Roach, a celebrity stylist, will host the contest for the second year. Roach is a well-known celebrity stylist who has been a judge on VH1’s America’s Next Top Model and HBOMax’s Legendary.

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The panel of 17 judges this year includes some major names including stylist, designer, and photographer Nicola Formichetti, the godmother of New York Fashion Week Fern Mallis, and Harper’s Bazaar executive editor Avril Graham. Six different schools will be represented, including Drexel University (FIT), FIDM and Kent State (RISD), and School of Art Institute of Chicago (School of Art Institute of Chicago).