In our ongoing mission to develop and promote emerging talent, DESIGNOW showcased 27 semi-finalists and their collections during The Collective 2018: a private, closed-door runway show on Monday May 21st.
This runway show was reviewed by a panel of judges made up of top industry experts:
-Ruthie Davis, Fashion & Accessories Designer
-Kristen Ingersoll, Fashion Editor Harper’s Bazaar Editions
-Cristiano Magni, President of Cristiano Magni Public Relations
-Naomi Rougeau, Fashion Features Editor at Elle Magazine
-Heather Shimokawa, VP of Fashion Direction – Ready-to-Wear at Bloomingdale’s
-Stephanie Tricola, Celebrity Stylist
-Olga Vidisheva, Founder/CEO of Shoptiques.com
Collectively this Judging Panel selected their choice for runway winner: recent FIT graduate Tirzah Rasys and her “Everest After” collection. Tirzah’s innovative approach towards knitwear and her play on volume and color, made her collection very editorial, yet practical and impressed our esteemed panel.