Judging is now underway in a style contest that provides a touch at designers we could need to hold look ahead to sooner or later.
Greater than 100 school college students throughout Texas are competing within the 53rd Annual Fashion Group International of Dallas scholarship competitors.
“That is the lifeblood of our business. These contemporary views and youth which can be arising with issues we have by no means seen earlier than,” stated Nerissa Von Helpenstill, the regional director of FGI Dallas.
FGI Dallas is a part of Vogue Group Worldwide, Inc., a world, nonprofit, skilled group. The Dallas group has awarded greater than $210,000 in scholarships to this point and hosted its first-ever digital competitors final yr which awarded over $60,000.
It is digital once more in 2021 however nonetheless with loads of pleasure.
“We had been already speaking about how tough the judging will likely be,” stated Marilyn Stewart, the co-chair of the scholarship competition.
Greater than 100 college students from throughout Texas designed and made clothes that at the moment are underneath the essential eyes of judges.
“This yr we’re providing a class of lengthy robe, night and bridal and this appears to be a favourite of scholars. They love getting into that competitors together with contest clothes. The opposite class is sportswear. We mixed ladies and men this yr. After which the third class is sustainability which is essential right this moment,” Stewart stated. “The standards for getting into sustainability can be utilizing pure fibers, or repurposing a garment, ripping one thing aside, making one thing new out of it.”
“The extent of expertise we’re seeing from these college students is wonderful. It blows my thoughts it is so inspiring to see what they will do and what they provide you with, the contemporary concepts,” Von Helpenstill stated.
College students can win scholarships valued as much as $5,000 every, an apprenticeship and two stitching machines are among the many prizes as effectively.
Winners will likely be introduced at a digital occasion on April 21.
The occasion will kick off with a keynote speech from Dr. Maryann Cairns, Assistant, professor at Southern Methodist College in The Dedman School of Anthropology, who’s spearheading new sustainability initiatives within the style business.