Haley Byfield: Best Designer at the winning school, F.I.T. Photos by Ryan Duffin.
After an amazing weekend of mind blowing talent and excitement on the runway, the results are in.
F.I.T. won best overall school.
Haley Byfield won Best Designer for F.I.T.*
Annie Meng won Best Designer for Parsons.
Congratulations to all and thank you for supporting young talent & Fusion Fashion Show!
*Note: Haley Byfield is only the third female that has won Best Designer from F.I.T. and the first in seven years! Both of these young women took home the honor of best designer on International Women’s Day!
CONGRATULATIONS TO F.I.T., WINNER OF THE BEST OVERALL SCHOOL AWARD!
Congrats to Joshua Homic for winning Best Designer at the winning school, FIT!
Congratulations to Madison Li for winning best designer at Parsons!
And of course, thank you to our wonderful judges Joe Zee, Peter Davis, Regina Rourke, Mary Kate Steinmiller and Richard Lowe. We love you!
Our new home is SO cool! There are 500 seats on the other side of this!
Two more months. It goes by so fast. Right now, Fusion’s 30 designers are no doubt sewing all night and dreaming all day. We are a team and everyone is doing their best to make this show the best…ever. Competition is the furthest thing from our minds (see last paragraph).
Our model casting was a major success and relief. I was a tad nervous when I found out that Fusion veterans like Buyana and J.C. had moved on to bigger things. I mean, these girls worked it out for us for so many years. But, change is good and the need to move forward is important in every aspect of Fusion. The auditions were fun, intense, and…interesting. We had some characters show up as we always do (designers raise your hands), but we managed to “discover” about 35 girls who will bring our show to life.
I need to give a big thank you to our models, who do our show for free and always bring so much personality into our production. Most of them are students and we appreciate the time and fierceness each one of them brings.
These next few weeks are big for our show. We are searching for judges, working on advertising and ticket sales, and will be doing countless fittings.
So, as we hurry to make things perfect in the next 2 months, we need you, our Fusion supporters and fans, to sit back, relax, and let the mudslinging of the “other” school begin. It is a competition after all! 🙂