jiyeon-lee_moodboardWhen asked what is the inspiration for his Spring 2017 collection, Jiyeon Lee answered, “The song ‘Take Five’ which is syncopated jazz music. The collection reflects the uneven beats from standard jazz music.”

As a contestant, Lee will be joining the ranks of design students that Supima has hosted at New York Fashion Week for its student design competition. For the past eight years, select students from the nation’s top design schools are challenged to create a capsule collection using Supima cotton fabrics, and the collections are then evaluated and presented in a collective runway show during New York Fashion Week.

This season, for the second in a row, Olivia Culpo is the host and Bibhu Mohapatra is serving as mentor to the six finalists. This year’s judges include Alicia Quarles, Ann Caruso, Avril Graham, Cameron Silver, Carmen Lilly, Julia Loomis, Katharine Zarrella, Liliana Vazquez,Malina Gilchrest, Mary Alice Stephenson, Moti Ankari, Kyle Anderson and Federica Marchionni.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: The Gallery at Skylight Clarkson Sq.

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