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Three Aspiring Designers Selected as Scholarship Award Winners During Swim Week

By: Marcia Gomez Filed under: Fashion

July 24, 2017

On July 20, more than 40 students from Miami International University of Art & Design showed off their talent, hard work and creativity with their swim and resort wear and their McDCouture creations as part of Funkshion Swim Week held under the tents on 21st and Collins on Miami Beach.

Miami Swim
The students created swim and resort wear for both men and women based on their interpretation of trends and their design aesthetic including using unusual items as fabrics such as bicycle bungee cords. In addition to the swim and resort wear, 20 students were tasked and selected to create one-of-a-kind signature crafted resort/swimwear using McDonald’s packaging and paper goods. From Happy Meal haute couture to French fry box cover ups and hamburger wrapper hoodies, this unique McDCouture collection for both men and women were featured during the show. The aspiring designers utilized more than 7,000 McDonald’s sandwich wrappers, 2,800 fry boxes, 2,800 straws, 825 soft drink cups, 225 Happy Meal boxes, 2900 sandwich boxes, 1000 Sriracha sauce lids and 300 McFlurry cups to create their McDCouture Swimwear for the runway.

The show was judged by industry professionals who awarded three student awards for their creativity, construction and overall presentation of the garments as follows:

THE PERRY ELLIS AWARDS

     THE PERRY ELLIS AWARD FOR WOMENS WEAR, ALEJANDRO PEREZ, BFA Fashion Design

Alejandro Perez with model

     THE PERRY ELLIS AWARD FOR MENS WEAR,  ANASTASIO GIANNOUTSOS, BFA Fashion Design


Anastasio Giannoutsos with Model

MCDCOUTURE CHALLENGE

     THE WINNER OF THE MCDCOUTURE CHALLENGE, PABLO MACHADO, BFA, Fashion Design

McDCouture Pablo Machado 1


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By: Marcia Gomez Filed under: Fashion

July 24, 2017

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