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Lili Shi from Fashion Institute of Technology Wins 2018 Supima Design Competition

Lili Shi Supima WinnerOn Thursday, September 6th, Lili Shi, a recent graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology recent was named the winner of the 2018 Supima Design Competition.

Shi, whose capsule collection caught the attention of the judges and a full capacity crowd at Pier 59 Studios based her capsule collection on the circle, designing each garment based on this organic shape that is so much a part of our everyday life. From the circle, Shi created innovative silhouettes that ranged from classic to futuristic.

A panel of 12 judges selected Lili Shi as the winner. She received a $10,000 check from Supima to kick-start her design career. Additionally, Lili will present during Paris Fashion Week later this month.

Participating for the second year, June Ambrose served as host. Judges included: Amanda Hearst – co-founder, Maison de Mode, Hassan Pierre– co-founder, Maison de Mode, Aria Darcella – fashion news editor, The Daily Front Row, Hilary Milnes – managing editor, Glossy.co, Avril Graham – executive fashion and beauty editor, Harper’s BAZAAR, Rajni Jacques – fashion director, Teen VOGUE and Allure, Carmen Lilly – stylist, Ruthie Friedlander – site director, InStyle.com, Faith Cummings – contributor, Teen VOGUE, Tracey Greenstein – business reporter, WWD, Fern Mallis – founder, New York Fashion Week, Tyler McCall – deputy editor, Fashionista.com

Returning for the fourth year, fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra served as mentor to the seven finalists, providing invaluable feedback and insight throughout the process.

Photos courtesy of Supima

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