Denim Runway Winners Announced at TECHstyle Fashion Show
Apparel Design and Manufacturing students honored for their homemade designs.
Written by Lauren Kozlovsky
Elaine Moton was awarded 1st Place for women’s jeans category, for a second year.
Four Texas Tech University students took top honors in the annual Cotton and Denim Runway 2014 design contest sponsored by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA), Cotton Council International (CCI) and Cotton Incorporated.
The contest is held in collaboration with the Department of Design’s Apparel Design and Manufacturing program, housed in the College of Human Sciences. Winners were announced during Saturday’s annual TECHstyle senior fashion show.
Students entered their original pieces and competed in categories for women’s jeans, men’s jeans, and cotton and research/ trend board.
Last year’s winner in the women’s jeans category Elaine Morton, a junior from Plano, took first place again in the same category. Ellen Chancellor, a senior from Kingwood, placed second, followed by Tabitha Garza, a senior from Lubbock,.
Katy Burris, a junior from Cedar Park, and Brenda Alonso, a junior from Arlington, tied for first place in the men’s jeans category. Vance Owekha, a junior from Arlington, took second and Daniel Ely, a junior from Kingwood, third.
In the cotton and research/trend board category, Alicia McDonald, a senior from Albuquerque, won first place. Second place in the category was Nicole Ramsey, a senior from Bastrop, followed by Kaitlyn McDonald, a senior from Huntsville.
The winners in the jean categories will have the opportunity to visit North Carolina to tour Cotton Incorporated’s main office.
Apparel Design & Manufacturing Program
The Apparel Design & Manufacturing Program in the Department of Design at Texas Tech University provides the key to entering the glamorous world of fashion. Students learn to create and produce their own designs, research, and apply the latest trends, manage product development, apparel design, or design and construct costumes or stage. A variety opportunities and jobs are possible with a degree in Apparel Design and Manufacturing.
College of Human Sciences
The College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University provides multidisciplinary education, research and service focused on individuals, families and their environments for the purpose of improving and enhancing the human condition.
The college offers a Bachelor of Science degree with disciplines in:
- Apparel Design and Manufacturing
- Community, Family, and Addiction Services
- Early Childhood
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Human Development and Family Studies
- Interior Design
- Nutritional Sciences
- Personal Financial Planning
- Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management
The college also offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.