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Fashion Design Students Chosen to Participate in “Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence”

By: The Art Institutes

April 28, 2016

Seven students from The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago have been chosen to participate in The 15th Anniversary “Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence” on April 29, 2016. Each student is working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design:

  • Alante Baugh
  • Fatoumata Binta Diallo
  • Mallory Fifer
  • Victoria King
  • Tyisha Liddell
  • Alenda Little
  • Bianca Zidik

The Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence are an initiative by Driehaus Design to celebrate the future of fashion by showcasing the talents of emerging Chicago fashion design students. The 15thanniversary show, “Reflections,” will spotlight six student alumni who have since launched successful ventures.  The event will be held Friday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Judging this year’s high-energy runway competition will be industry professionals including Caryn Klein, Costume Director, Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Kpoene’ Kofi-Nicklin, Creative Director, Mignonette Bridal; Wendy Krimins, General Manager, Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue; and Kristin Larson, Chicago Correspondent, WWD.

Top designers win cash honorariums, and one will receive the Neiman Marcus Distinguished Designer Award and earn a showcase at the Michigan Avenue location.

Last year’s First Place Winner, Liz Bahl, who in 2015 earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design from The Illinois Institute of Art–Chicago, will also be on hand at the event.

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By: The Art Institutes

April 28, 2016