DEBUT Grad Shows at New York Fashion Week

September 8, 2017

Seven of America’s top design schools, including Drexel University, FIDM, FIT, Kent State University, Parsons School of Design, RISD, and SCAD, entered one finalist from among their graduating seniors for the SUPIMA Design Competition at New York Fashion Week. Each designer was asked to create a capsule collection of women’s eveningwear gowns from premium SUPIMA denims, knits, corduroys, twills, and shirting.

Advanced Fashion Design Graduate Nancy Elizabeth Hennessey (pictured, third from right), who closed the DEBUT 2017 show with her 12-look collection earlier this year, was picked to represent FIDM. The finalists enjoyed working sessions with mentor Bibhu Mohapatra throughout the design process. Congratulations to Alyssa Wardrop of FIT who won the 10th annual design competition, hosted by June Ambrose at Pier 59 Studios in New York City.

You may watch the show here

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