SNAPSHOT: Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show Standouts

Drexel senior and graduate fashion design students displayed collections that embraced the intricacies of Old World handcraft skills at Urban Outfitters corporate headquarters in the Navy Yard on June 2.

Twenty-three seniors and 10 graduate students from the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design exhibited unique pieces with embroidery, hand-painted/dyed textiles, pleating, draping, creping, and textured knitting. These traditional techniques were fused with digital design methods including laser-cutting, 3D printing and digital knitting to achieve elements such as distinctive layering and hidden interior construction.

This hybrid to digital craft produces works of art as well as sustainable and wearable garments. Check out this year’s award-winning collections:

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Karen Andes Rosenberg Award for Excellence in Handcraft
The Graduate Collection of Azhar Jasim 

Evelyn Netsky Award for Most Saleable Senior Collection
The Senior Collection of Hannah Hodson

Frank Agostino Award for Excellence in Design, Construction and Workmanship
The Graduate Collection of Xinwen Cao

Gentle Monster Award for Most Saleable Graduate Collection
Wolfgang Harbor Promise Now Award for Creativity, Balance & Wear Now
The Graduate Collection of Mengchen Liu 

Mon Cheri Best Evening WearEvelyn Netsky Award for Most Creative Collection
Joan Shepp Award for Design Innovation and Vision
The Senior Collection of Sarah Weber

Award for Excellence in Knitwear Design
The Senior Collection of Kira Smith

Best Men’s Wear Award
Best Design by a Junior
The Senior Collection of Niki Korman and Cory Schneiders


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