SUPIMA DESIGN COMPETITION 2015

PARIS CELEBRATES THE SUPIMA DESIGN COMPETITION 2015

Since 1954, Supima has been promoting the production of Pima cotton in America. The organization Supima has helped showcasing the highest quality of cotton fabric to be used in the luxury textile production while respecting the need for durability. While promoting the ever-growing cotton use in textile, Supima helps brands to achieve the best quality they can reach. The Supima Design Competition was created in 2008. It is a once-in-a-year competition that promotes young designers selected in some of the top design school in America. For this competition, they are asked to create a capsule line of womenswear evening gowns using premium Supima denims, knits, corduroys, twills, and shirting. A fashion show is then held in New York during Fashion Week and their collections are judged by a prestigious panel of judges, which counts Australian stylist and muse Catherine Baba, Nowfashion.com’s Editor-in-Chief Jessica Michault, and French calligraph Nicolas Ouchenir among others. This year’s winner is Kate Mc Kenna, 24, from the Savannah College of Art and Design. A special exhibition in the French US Embassy on October 2nd presented Mc Kenna’s work along with the seven other finalists.

Learn more about Supima here: www.allaboutsupima.com and discovers some of Mc Kenna’s creations below.

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