April 24, 2009
Written by Cory Chandler
Texas Tech University Apparel Design and Manufacturing students claimed five awards at the Fashion Group International of Dallas Career Day 2009 Style Symposium.
Career Day, the longest running and largest fashion career event of its kind in the U.S., is hosted by Fashion Group International, a global nonprofit association of more than 6,000 fashion and lifestyle professionals. The Apparel Design and Manufacturing Program is located in the College of Human Sciences.
Some 20 schools from across the U.S. participated in the event, entering a total 437 garments.
Texas Tech students entered 31 garments as well as fashion-trend boards into various competition categories.
Erin Bunge, of Springfield, Mo., won first place in the Theatre/Costume/Wearable Art category while Christina Jackson, of Christoval, won second place in the mohair category on the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Food and Fiber Research Program.
Texas Department of Agriculture's Food and Fiber Research Program Trend Board Competition:
Trend Board/Cotton Category: first place Jovita Lektzian, from Vilnius, Lithuania
Trend Board/Wool Category: first place Charlotte Moreland, of Spring
Trend Board/Mohair Category: first place Laci Weikert, of Lubbock
Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit professional organization with more than 6,000 members in the fashion industry.
CONTACT: Rachel Anderson, program coordinator and instructor,Apparel Design and Manufacturing, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742- 3050 ext. 268, or firstname.lastname@example.org.