To my readers: I am spending all day, mostly every day, at the tents in Lincoln Center. But that means when I get home I am downloading, editing and watermarking photos until the week hours of the morning. I have included live streaming video on the Advice Sisters website so you can see a lot of the shows (maybe ALL of them) sitting in front of your computer. Believe me, it is a lot less exhausting, although seeing the shows live, is exciting.
I am going to be posting individual reviews with lots of personal photos and recollections, but given the crush of time for the first couple of days, I am just posting impressions for now.
Day One started for me with the Supima Design Competition. all photos by Alison Blackman (C) 2013 http://www.alisonblackman.info please ask PERMISSION to use these photos.
The photos below are just three of the fantastic designs that I liked the best, but I’m not a Supima judge, LOL! All of the designs down the runway were made with 100% Supima cotton.
Founded in 1954, the Supima brand designates an elite variety of Pima cotton grown only in California and the southwestern U.S. is prized the world over by designers and retailers who value its luster, strength, and superior softness. The annual Supima Design Competition was created to give runway exposure to emerging talent and was modeled after the legendary 1954 Wool Secretariat competition that launched the careers of the then-teenaged Yves St. Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld. Four of America’s top design schools (Kent State, RISD, FIT and SCAD) are asked to select two finalists from among their graduating seniors. Each finalist is asked to create a capsule collection of women’s eveningwear gowns from premium Supima denims, knits, corduroys, twills, and shirting.
prestigious panel of judges (this season included Rachel Zoe, who was stuck in traffic and ended up being late to the show but got there for the end), decide the winner at fashion show held during New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. The winner is announced at the completion of the show and receives a $10,000 cash award. The winner was MORGAN SELIN of RISD,. The other finalists were Bradley Mounce and Carly Rosenbrook from the Fashion Institute of Technology; Sylvia Bukowski and Will Riddle from Kent State; Hannah Soukup and Morgan Selin from the Rhode Island School of Design; and Michelle Leal and Rachel Buske from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
for more information on the competition and Supima visit: http://www.allaboutsupima.com/