Yesterday was an exciting day for ten two-person teams from the fashion design department of Parsons The New School for Design. They got to reconstruct Marc Jacobs / Louis Vuitton garments and create new conceptual looks to dress musicians from the Nouveau Classical Project on October 2. The winners Min Sun Kim and Yeo Chung Kim received a $2,500 cash award and an invitation to visit the Louis Vuitton fashion show in Feb 2010. The project took a whole day from 9-6pm in the Aronson Gallery of the Parsons building on Fifth Ave/13 St and attracted crowds of onlookers from the street as well as respected fashion journalists like Lynn Yaeger. The winning creations were judged by a panel of esteemed judges including: Daniel Lalonde, President and CEO, Louis Vuitton North America, Harold Koda, curator-in-charge, Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nick Sullivan, Director of Esquire Magazine, Robert Verdi, TV host/personality, Sugar Vendil, Nouveau Classical. The award ceremony was held during a cocktail reception last evening in the beautiful new lobby of the New School building on 2 W 13 St. I would like to share the works of all the talented students who participated in this wonderful event. In the next couple of posts I'll lead you through the fun creative day of this Reconstruction project.
Fashion design students from the Parsons School entered the contest with sketch submissions of garment proposals in teams of two and only ten were selected to compete in the all day event. he participating students, who are all in their senior year at Parsons, included the teams of Min Sun Kim and Yeo Chung Kim, Gabrielle Arruda and Erin Barr; Gabrielle D'Amico and Angela Brugioni; Nicole Mobasser and Tiffany Ma; Katharine Leaver and Victoria Choi; Jayoon Choi and Angela Lee; Han-Ching (Paula) Cheng and Shi Hui Mei S. Lim; Stacey Cunningham and Jacqueline Carrillo; Sarah Jung and Ivy Yen-Chu Chen; and Laura Siegel and Niloufar Mozafari. Here are some of the submission illustrations from the teams who participated in the Reconstruction event.
Min Sun Kim and Yeo Chung Kim
Gabrielle Arruda and Erin Barr
Nicole Mobasser and Tiffany Ma
Gabrielle D'Amico and Angela Brugioni
Katharine Leaver and Victoria Choi
Paula Cheng and Shiemi Lim
All photos by BobbinTalk