Thursday, April 18, 2013

UNT Winning Students in the Dallas Career Day Fashion Design Competition

FGI Dallas Career Day 2013
On Friday, April 12th, 2013 the Fashion Design students at UNT participated in the 45th annual Fashion Group International’s Career Day at the World Trade Center in Dallas, Texas.  This event is a one-day educational symposium created to mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders and entrepreneurs in the fashion industry.  It is the largest event of its kind in the United States.  It has over 1,200 participants from 42 schools in 10 states.  The finale of the event is a juried fashion design competition presented in a runway show exhibiting hundreds of students’ designs from schools nationwide.  At the end of the show students are presented with awards for excellence in design.  Total design submissions  for the event were 497 garments for which 200 were selected to walk the runway and this year UNT had 41 garments walk the runway.  The University of North Texas excelled once again this year receiving the following awards and the faculty in the Fashion Design department congratulates the following students:
·       Red Dress Design - 1st: Lilit Matevosyan

(photo by Iliana Vera)

 ·       Wool Design - 1st: Kim Pham

(photo by Iliana Vera)

·       Menswear - 2nd : Megan Surber
(photo by Megan Surber) 

·       Menswear - 3rd: Elvira Diaz

·      Cocktail/Eveningwear Design - 3rd: Kim Pham (photo will be uploaded soon)

·       Paris American Academy Award: Kim Pham
(photo by Iliana Vera)