The 2023 Student Design Contest features the work of fashion design seniors from the Fashion Institute of Technology. This year’s theme is “Modern Adaptive Marketable Design,” thoughtfully designed intimates and sleepwear for the physically disabled consumer. The six contest finalists have been working with, and constructing garments for the specific needs of, their models with physical disabilities. Recently, designers and models got together for fittings and feedback, and making notes for their garments’ final construction before the photo shoot at the end of March.

Abbie-Grace Jones fitting the “Milo” design on model Allie.

Isa Vorholy fitting the “Divine Feminine” design on model Allie.

Katty Liang Feng fitting the “Delicacy” design on model Kia.

Vickitora Jean Louis fitting the “Garden Fantasies” design on model Kia.

Yannah Jones fitting the “Siesta Verve” design on model Lauren.

Claire Gyurkikiss fitting the “Butterflies” design on model Lauren.