FIT in the News (June 19 and July 6) announced that FIT Fashion Design student Brandon Johnson and International Trade and Marketing students Kathleen Frey and Sonne Bajwa are the winners of the Infor/FIT Fashion Design ICONS Award. Johnson’s winning design was inspired by a string of pearls and matching earrings that belonged to his mother. The gown will be worn by influencer Olivia Perez on the red carpet at the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS event, held in New York during Fashion Week in September. Frey and Bajwa won for their business/marketing plan “Red Carpet Everyday,” which takes Johnson’s design from red carpet to retail. (July 6) announced that Interior Design student Regan Adair has taken first place in the residential design category of the seventh annual Sherwin-Williams Student Design Competition. Adair used Sherwin-Williams paint colors in his design of a modern living space reminiscent of a carved Asian lacquered box. (July 10) reported that FIT will again participate in the tenth annual Supima Design Contest, which culminates with a runway show to be held on September 7 at Pier 59 Studios during New York Fashion Week.

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