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We have a Winner!! THE Fashion Competition Emerging Designer of the Year 2011!

Competition Flyer Front Cover

Fashion Business Weekend and THE Fashion Competition was held this spring in St. Louis at beautiful Lumiere Place. The weekend had fashion students, fashion professionals, and local independent fashion designers all coming together to network, learn about fashion business and to show off their latest designs and collections.

THE Fashion Competition, open to Junior and Seniors in fashion design programs at colleges and universities had student designers competing for the winning title and prize package. After much anticipation and a wonderful fashion show on April 8th, THE Fashion Competition Emerging Designer 2011 was awarded to Quinne Myers, a Senior at Stephens College in Columbia, MO. Congratulations Quinne!

Quinne’s “Doe Eyed” collection wowed the judges, and her cohesiveness of the collection, beautiful detail and use of embroidery, and the amazing original prints used in her garments were mentioned over and over by the judging panel as what cemented their decision. Her prize package for Emerging Designer 2011 includes $2,000 from PGM Industries to start her line, a PGM Industry Pro Dressform, a Baby Lock Tempo Sewing Machine, Fabric Mart Gift Certificate, Coats & Clark thread collection, Brown Shoe Company Gift Certificate, and a Fashion Business Inc. Business Starter package. THE Fashion Competition Emerging Designer prize package is valued at over $4,000. Congratulations Quinne!

Quinne Myers, Doe Eyed Collection, Emerging Designer 2011

In addition to Quinne, talented student designers won in 4 additional categories, Tailored Suits & Coats, Sportswear & Daywear, Art to Wear, and Evening & Formal Wear.

Kristen Garner, Stephens College
Tailored Suits and Coats Winner

Kristen Garner, Tailored Suits & Coats Winner

Erin Jones, SIU Carbondale
Sportswear & Daywear Winner

Erin Jones, Sportswear & Daywear Winner

Lauren Alfaro, Lindenwood University
Art to Wear

Lauren Alfaro, Art to Wear Winner

Erin Jones, SIU Carbondale
Evening & Formal Wear

Erin Jones, Evening Wear and Formal Wear Winner

Special thanks goes to our fantastic jury panel of judges:

Brian Hill, Director of Phoenix Fashion Week; Laura Kathleen Planck, Designer, Laura K; Gina Nelson, Designer, Brown Shoe Company; Sean Phillips, Regional Marketing Director-St. Louis, CBL Malls

Watch THE Fashion Competition website for 2012 dates in St. Louis, MO!

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