Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Artwork & Architecture inspire winning dress
Artwork & Architecture inspire winning dress
16
Jan '09
Only a high school senior and already determined to have a career in fashion design, Elisabeth Acosta is one step closer to making her dream a reality.

The Miami, Florida teenager won a full-tuition scholarship to study Fashion Design at Miami International University of Art & Design in The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition 2009 held recently in New York City.

Open to high school seniors in the U.S. and Canada, The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition awarded two grand-prize winners full-tuition scholarships to study (i) Fashion Design or (ii) Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Fashion Retail Management at one of 38 Art Institute locations with Fashion programs across North America.

In addition to her full scholarship, Acosta will attend Fashion Week in New York City in February 2009 and meet staff at Seventeen magazine. Acosta's winning design is an off-white cocktail dress made of three different silk fabrics with an organza bubble skirt and racer back. Acosta hand-dyed the dress' skirt in a peach color using a dip-dye technique. Acosta cites her main influences for the garment as French artwork and architecture.

Second prize in the Fashion Design category went to Casey Cooper of Greenfield, Ohio. Casey earned a $5,000 tuition scholarship to The Art Institute of Indianapolis for his war-time love story inspired cocktail dress.

In third place, Garland, Texas teen Kim Phuong Pham won a $4,000 tuition scholarship to The Art Institute of Dallas for her "night sky-inspired" dress.

In the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Fashion Retail Management category, Ivy Holland from Fredericksburg, Texas won first prize for her 'Eco-friendly' handbag retail concept utilizing car upholstery to produce a useable and trendy product.

Holland won a full-tuition scholarship to study at The Art Institute of Austin and will join Acosta in New York City for Fashion Week.

Chelsie Dusseault of Gilbert, Arizona took second prize and a $5,000 tuition scholarship to study at The Art Institute of Tampa in the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Fashion Retail Management category. Chelsie's entry "Spotlights!" is a marketing concept that allows fans to help design their own band t-shirt.

In third place, with a $4,000 tuition scholarship to study at Miami International University of Art & Design is Honey Sampedro of Hialeah, Florida. Honey's entry is a business plan for a clothing store, "Funk Doll."

"We were extremely impressed by this year's entries," said Bruce E. Dempsey, Vice President, Academic Affairs Specialist for The Art Institutes. "It's clear that an incredible amount of time, research and talent went into the creation of the entries into this year's competition," he said. The purpose behind the scholarship competition, Dempsey explained, is to encourage young fashion talent at the high school level.

The Art Institutes Passion


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Stone Island

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Jun 2018

Stone Island has mastered ingredient branding: Braind

Italian high-end men's apparel brand Stone Island tops the list of...

Courtesy: Tecnorama

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

'Tecnorama automatic dyeing system offers efficiency'

Italy based Tecnorama’s fully-automatic machinery for dispensing...

Courtesy: Pantone

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

Pantone unveils polyester standards

Pantone, provider of professional colour standards for the design...

Interviews View All

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Amiben Shroff
Shrujan

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search