Voting for the 2023 Student Design Contest is closed.
Winners will be announced on Friday, May 26th.
About the Contest
This is the 20th Annual Student Design Contest sponsored by the Underfashion Club, featuring the work of Fashion Design Seniors at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
The theme of this year’s contest is “Modern Adaptive Marketable Design, thoughtfully designed intimates and sleepwear for the physically disabled consumer.”
The contestants were provided with identical materials to be used in the construction of their garments and a stipend for the purchase of additional materials, trims, components, and dyes.
How to Vote
Voting for this year’s contest winners will start on May 8th and close on May 19th. Voting is open to all Underfashion Club members in good standing.
By clicking on the image of each garment (below,) you will be able to see and hear from the designers themselves about the development of their garments from the original story boards to various stages of construction through to the final photo shoot.
When you have viewed all six entries, click on this link to choose ONE design from each of the three models displayed. Choose carefully, only the design you select from each of the three models will be counted!
Winners will be announced on Friday, May 26th with cash prizes as follows: $5,000 for first place, $4,000 for second place, $3,000 for third place, and $1,000 for each of the other finalists.
Our thanks to:
Maura Horton, CEO and Founder of MagnaReady, and a pioneer in the field of adaptive apparel, for donating the magnetic components, which were integral to the contest garments.
Michael Kaye, FIT Faculty Mentor and Linda Kestel, Industry Mentor whose counsel was so important to the students from original designs to finished garments.
With special thanks to:
Lauren, Allie, and Kia
It was your professionalism and willingness to share personal insights with the students that sparked the creation of garments that are beautiful, adaptive, and marketable.
Sonia Vizcaino Laney
Modern Adaptive Marketable Design
CLICK ON EACH OF THE IMAGES BELOW TO VIEW THE ENTRIES