Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fashion Group International (FGI) Scholarship Competion 2017


Fashion Group International (FGI) Scholarship Competion 2017
Celebrating Fashion Excellence: From Concept to Consumer 

On Friday, April 21st, several UNT fashion design students participated in the annual Fashion Group International Scholarship Competition at the Dallas Market Center.  The keynote speaker for the event was UNT Fashion Design alum & Couture Fashion Designer Michael Faircloth. 160 designs were submitted to the competition and 50 were selected to walk the runway. 

Eleven universities were represented and UNT had a total of 14 garments (out of the 50) walk the runway.  Students were presented with several awards for excellence in design.  The University of North Texas excelled once again this year receiving the following awards and the faculty in the Fashion Design department congratulate the following students:

1.  Dave Cachero:    Menswear  ($1000.00) 
2.  Radkeem Sims:  Menswear  ($1000.00)
 
3.  Dave Cachero:  Winner of Nha Khanh Apprenticeship, (nhakhanh.com): work under guidance of designer for summer apprenticeship, develop designs to go to New York Fashion Week with the Nha Khanh collection, and attend New York Fashion week in September 2017 , all expenses paid


4.  Sara Bennack: Winner of Paris America Academy: month long trip to Paris, all expenses paid (travel included),  tuition to Paris American Academy in the summer 2017 semester
                                          (photos from FGI website, https://www.instagram.com/fgidallas)