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Yesterday, we told you about the twelve Academy of Art University grads who will introduce their collections in the school's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show next month at Lincoln Park. Today, our attention is directed to yet another AAU alum who has been selected to show her designs at Fashion Week, albeit in a different presentation. Jenny Hoang, a BFA grad, will present her own collection during New York Fashion Week as part of the Supima Design Competition.
The annual contest was created to give runway exposure to emerging talent and was modeled after the 1954 Wool Secretariat competition —now, the International Woolmark prize— that launched the careers of Yves St. Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld. Each finalist is asked to create a capsule collection of women's eveningwear gowns from Supima denims, knits, corduroys, twills, and shirting.
This year's competition will feature designers from AAU, LA's Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Fashion Institute of Technology, Kent State, Rhode Island School of Design, and Savannah College of Art and Design. This is the first year that AAU and FIDM designers will compete, but Jenny should be a strong contender. For her AAU graduation collection, Jenny exclusively used denim, and created her own textile through bleaching techniques.
The presentation will be Thursday, September 4 at 10 a.m. PST, and —just like the AAU fashion show— you'll be able to watch the Supima competition via live stream. Yes, that's a wee early to start fashion week coverage from your desk at work, but you'll want to tune in to see Jenny rep for SF and win the $10,000 prize.
· Supima Design Competition Adds Two Schools To Lineup [Fashion Times]
· These Academy of Art Designers Will Show at Fashion Week [Racked]