For the first time, The Underfashion Club worked with Parsons School of Design to hold an intimate apparel design contest! Students competed over the theme “Modern Allure,” which prompted them to design lingerie that speaks to today’s woman. The Underfashion Club awarded cash prizes to the top two designers. On May 17th, 2016, five gorgeous garments, designed by Parsons School of Design seniors, were displayed at The Gallery in The Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan for the club to witness and vote for.
Design #1: Chicago Collection by Tianyang Li
Design #2: by Anna Jiang
Design #3: Curvature by Allyssa Kim
Design #4: Blue Lagoon by Samantha Garcia
Design #5: Reverie by Casey Barber
The five designs depicted young perspectives on modern allure, each in wildly different styles. Attendees observed the designs over cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and networking, then voters cast their vote to determine the winners of the contest.
As votes were being counted, an exciting multi-branded, fun and funky intimates & swim presentation was shown! Brands included: Anita, Betsey Johnson, Christine, Cleo by Panache, Cosabella, Curvy Couture, Delta Galil, Eberjey, Fantasie, Fleur’t With Me, Freya, Hanky Panky, Lise Charmel, Montelle Intimates, Natori, PJ Salvage, Prima Donna, Rago, Simone Perele, & Wacoal.
And the winners are…
1st Place: Allyssa Kim with Design #3, Curvature for a $3,500 cash prize.
2nd Place: Tianyang Li with Design #1, Chicago for a $1,500 cash prize.
Thanks to the Parsons design students who participated in the contest for sharing their talent with us. We wish you all the best in your careers. We’d also like to thank all club members and attendees for making our first ever Parsons student design contest a huge success. All of your contributions help us uphold our motto, “Education today for a better industry tomorrow.”
View more photos from “Modern Allure” on The Underfashion Club’s Facebook page.