|Jinjoo Cho ivory wool draped jacket with a black leather harness |
(All photos Lieba Nesis)
|Emily Levine's black popover jacket with white cotton shirtdress|
The fashion show was an amalgam of those student's designs who the judges felt were most worthy of being shown. The winners of the show were: Thaina Cruz in children's wear, Alina Kulik in lingerie, Sijeo Kim and Marines Padilla in knitwear, Elle Loow and Trung Vu in evening wear, Carly Rosenbrook, Jae Lee and Miguel Pena in sportswear and Tae Kyung Kim with a $10,000 monetary award for the best use of cotton. The first outfit, by Jinjoo Cho, was an ivory wool draped jacket with a black leather harness cutout asymetrically; this was a very complex garment for a graduating student and quite impressive. The other designs for casual wear were predominantly in the current trend of black and white alternating between wool, leather, cotton and knit. The black popover jacket , by Emily Levine, with the white cotton shirtddress was a favorite for its freshness and simplicity. There were a lot of asymetric designs, chunky knits, and futuristic pieces giving the totality of the collection an edgy fashion forward vibe.