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SUPIMA DESIGN COMPETITION.....BLOG of 2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week

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SUPIMA DESIGN COMPETITION.....BLOG of 2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week

Presenting SUPIMA!--Nick Verreos with FIDM Designer and Supima Design Competition Finalist, Genevieve Lake--2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

This past week, I had the wonderful opportunity to fly to NYC for an exciting design contest and New York Fashion Week--all at the same time! As the newly-appointed Co-Chairs of Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM, David Paul and I went to NY to represent the college and support one of the Finalists of the 2018 Supima Design Competition. Launched in 2008, the Supima Design Competition was created to introduce the next generation of designers to the fashion industry.

Co-Chair Support--(L to R) FIDM Fashion Design Co-Chair and NIKOLAKI Designer David Paul, FIDM Designer and Supima Finalist Genevieve Lake, and FIDM Fashion Design Co-Chair and NIKOLAKI Designer Nick Verreos--2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

Graduating Seniors are chosen from top U.S. design schools, including my Alma Mater FIDM--as well as Parson School of Design, FIT, the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Kent State University, the Rhode Island School of Design and Savannah College of Art and Design/SCAD--to create a capsule collection of designs using premium SUPIMA cottons...

(L to R) FIDM Fashion Design Co-Chair and NIKOLAKI Designer David Paul, Designer and Supima Mentor Bibhu Mohapatra, FIDM Fashion Design Co-Cair and NIKOLAKI Designer Nick Verreos--2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

The designer/finalists worked with a mentor. Designer Bibhu Mohapatra was their official SUPIMA mentor--in creating their collection, and then it was judged by a prestigious panel from the fashion and media world.
Here is my BLOG of the week, including Behind-the-Scenes FITTINGS, as well as the NYFW Show!

FITTINGS:
Ready for Fittings Day One--(L to R) FIDM Designer and 2018 Supima Design Competition Finalist Genevieve Lake and Nick Verreos--Dream Downtown Meatpacking Hotel NYC

Selfie at Fittings--(L to R) FIDM Fashion Design Co-Chairs Nick Verreos and David Paul with FIDM Designer and Supima Design Competition Finalist Genevieve lake--Pier 59 Studios NYC

Fittings Snapshot #1--Model in design by FIDM Designer and 2018 Supima Design Competition Finalist Genevieve Lake with Nick Verreos, Pier 59 Studios NYC

More Fittings Snapshots--Model in FIDM Designer and 2018 Supima Design Competition Finalist Genevieve Lake with FIDM Fashion Design Co-Chair David Paul--Pier 59 Studios NYC

Time to Steam--FIDM Fashion Design Co-Chair David Gaul (on the floor, steaming) and FIDM Designer and 2018 Supima Design Competition Finalist Genevieve Lake--Pier 59 Studios NYC

Model Pic--Colombian Model Paula Nieto in FIDM Design and 2018 Supima Design Competition Finalist Genevieve Lake design--Pier 59 Studios NYC

Hair and Makeup Perfection--Model showing off the hair and makeup from Aveda and the VERY TALENTED Jon Reyman of Spoke & Weal for the 2018 Supima Design Competition NYFW Show, Pier 59 Studios NYC
After two days of fittings and a day of judging, it was time for the...

SHOW:
FIDM Cheerleaders--FIDM Fashion Design Co-Chairs Nick Verreos and David Paul with FIDM Designer Genevieve Lake--2018 Supima Design Competition, Pier 59 Stusios NYC

Style Diva--Nick Verreos with 2018 Supima Design Competition Host and Judge June Ambrose--2018 Supima Design Competition NYFW Show, Pier 59 Studios, NYC

Co-Chair Style--David Paul and Nick Verreos with June Ambrose--2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

Step & Repeat Style--(L to R)m David Paul, Harper's Bazaar US Executive Fashion and Beauty Editor Avril Graham and Nick Verreos---2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

2018 SUPIMA Design Competition NYFW Show--First, here are photos of FIDM Designer Genevieve Lake's capsule collection:
Designs by FIDM Designer Genevieve Lake--2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

Here are photos from the other Designers/Finalists:
2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

Designs from Bryn Lourie of the Rhode Island School of Design--2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

Designs from Alanna Lizun of Kent State University--2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

Designs from Jessica Chang of Parsons School of Design--2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

Designs from Jessica Rubinstein of Savannah College of Art and Design--2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

And the WINNER is...
Lili Shi of FIT--She photographed the "Mona Lisa" as well as herself, then painted it onto cotton fabric, cut the fabric in small puzzle-like pieces and then joined them together. The resulting images could only really be clearly seen when photographed:
Designs from Lili Shi--2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

EXTRA PICS:
Nick Verreos with "Project Runway" Designer/Alumn Christopher Palu--2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

Miss Venezuela Posing--Nick Verreos with Venezuela-born designer Jessica Rubinstein of SCAD-- 2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC...Since I was raised in Venezuela and Jessica is from Venezuela,...naturally, I bonded with her and had to do a "Miss Venezuela"-like beauty pageant pose with her!

Viva Venezuela--I was so happy to meet Jessica Rubinstein's family from Venezuela and reminisce about all the BEAUTIFUL things we remembered about the country---2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

Project Runway Canada Reunion--What a WONDERFUL treat to run into Marie Genevieve Cyr, who is a designer and Parsons educator, but I originally met her ELEVEN YEARS AGO...when she was a Designer/Contestant on "Project Runway Canada" in 2007 when I was invited to be the Guest Mentor when they came to Southern California to film at FIDM

"That's a SUPIMA Design Competition"  Wrap!--FIDM Fashion Design Co-Chairs David Paul and Nick Verreos--2018 Supima Design Competition New York Fashion Week, Pier 59 Studios NYC

Click below to watch the 2018 SUPIMA Design Competition NYFW Show:


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