The Perfect Dress
I was inspired by the intense engineering, refining and evolving of concepts, which was central to James's approach and at the heart of his genius. I wanted to experiment with traditionally stiff materials to get them to fall naturally, without interruptions. The name of my piece, Flower Petal, refers to the organic flow created by staying true to the simple yet elegant bodice of the dress and the off-center circles that wrap around the bodice and back skirt, while letting them take on a life of their own.
2011 FashioNext winner:
Cynthia J. Roman,
Columbia College Chicago
Cynthia Roman is no stranger to succeeding despite the odds. She has worked to put herself through college, having studied at Wright College and Triton College before transferring to Columbia College in Chicago's fashion program. She is a wife, mother of two and a star design student, and, now, winner of FashioNext 2011.
A Night to Remember
Here are a few highlights from this year's Dress Code event, filled with fun, fashion and excitement.
Thanks to everyone who took part!