Denim Runway Winners Announced at TECHstyle Fashion Show

Apparel Design and Manufacturing students honored for their homemade designs.

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.


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Apparel Design & Manufacturing Program

Apparel Design

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.


Jun 24, 2022