Fashion Contest Could Reveal Future Designers

Judging is now underway in a fashion contest that gives a hint at designers we may want to keep watch for in the future.

More than 100 college students across Texas are competing in the 53rd Annual Fashion Group International of Dallas scholarship competition.

“That’s the lifeblood of our industry. These fresh perspectives and youth that are coming up with things we’ve never seen before,” said Nerissa Von Helpenstill, the regional director of FGI Dallas.

FGI Dallas is part of Fashion Group International, Inc., a global, nonprofit, professional organization. The Dallas group has awarded more than $210,000 in scholarships to date and hosted its first-ever virtual competition last year which awarded over $60,000.

It’s virtual again in 2021 but still with plenty of excitement.

“We were already talking about how difficult the judging will be,” said Marilyn Stewart, the co-chair of the scholarship competition.

More than 100 students from across Texas designed and made garments that are now under the critical eyes of judges.

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