Supima Design Competition Announces Winner

Amanda Forastieri’s winning looks from her Utopia collection presented at the Supima Design Challenge

Earlier this month Supima presented the 13th annual Supima Design Competition, held for the first time in a digital format and broadcast on Instagram Live. The collective runway show featured women’s evening wear that was made exclusively with donated Supima cotton fabrics and designed by emerging talent from the nation’s top design schools.

The winner was Amanda Forastieri from Drexel University. She received a $10,000 prize from Supima to kick-start her design career.

Forastieri's collection was titled “Utopia” with designs built around the idea of a hopeful post-Covid story of unity, with love and respect for people and the planet.

Other contestants were Sakura Mizutani, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; Jenny Feng, Fashion Institute of Technology; Jennie Nguyen, Kent State University; Terrence Zhou,Parsons School of Design and Kyra Buenviaje,  Rhode Island School of Design.

The Supima Design Competition was created in 2008 to give runway exposure to emerging talent and was modeled on the legendary 1954 Wool Secretariat competition that launched the careers of the then-teenaged Yves St. Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld.