×
70 664
Fashion Jobs
BLOOMINGDALE'S
Asset Protection Outlet Associate, Part Time - Outlets at Orange
Permanent · Orange
BLOOMINGDALE'S
Outlet Keyholder Selling, Full Time - Riverhead
Permanent · Riverhead
MACY'S
Asset Protection Detective, Temecula Promenade - Part Time
Permanent · Temecula
MACY'S
Asset Protection Detective, Annapolis - Part Time
Permanent · Annapolis
MACY'S
Asset Protection Detective, Herald Square - Full Time
Permanent · New York
MACY'S
Asset Protection Detective, San Francisco Union Square - Full Time
Permanent · San Francisco
MACY'S
Asset Protection Detective, Topanga - Part Time
Permanent · Los Angeles
MACY'S
Asset Protection Detective, Livingston - Part Time
Permanent · Livingston
MACY'S
Asset Protection Officer, Secaucus D2C fj - Full Time (2840)
Permanent · Secaucus
MACY'S
Asset Protection Detective, South Park - Full Time
Permanent · Colonial Heights
MACY'S
Asset Protection Detective, Springfield - Full Time
Permanent · Springfield
MACY'S
Asset Protection Detective, Smith Haven - Part Time
Permanent · Lake Grove
MACY'S
Asset Protection Security Guard, Green Acres - Part Time
Permanent · Valley Stream
SALLY BEAUTY CORPORATE
Outside Sales Representative - Cosmoprof
Permanent · Sudbury
ROSS STORES
District Manager
Permanent · Waukesha
ROSS STORES
Store Protection Specialist
Permanent · Saratoga Springs
ROSS STORES
Lead, Corporate Security & Fire/Life Safety
Permanent · Dublin
ROSS STORES
Store Protection Specialist
Permanent · Clemmons
ROSS STORES
Store Protection Specialist
Permanent · Fontana
ROSS STORES
Store Protection Specialist
Permanent · Nashville
ROSS STORES
Store Protection Specialist
Permanent · Pico Rivera
ROSS STORES
Store Protection Specialist
Permanent · Charleston
Published
Sep 28, 2021
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

International leather-focused student design prize reveals inaugural winner

Published
Sep 28, 2021

The Real Leather. Stay Different. International Student Design Competition has announced its first-ever winner: Emily Omesi, a BFA undergraduate at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York.


Emily Omesi, winner of the inaugural Real Leather. Stay Different. International Student Design Competition - Photo: Real Leather. Stay Different.


The competition, which challenged students around the world to design apparel, footwear or accessories using at least 50% leather, attracted almost 400 entries from 36 countries, representing 58 different nationalities.
 
Entitled “Bacterial Genetics,” Omesi’s winning entry is a leather jacket inspired by cell scans from her brother’s research on infectious diseases. The jacket, which is made from 100% cow leather, also channels 80s influences into a cropped cut and exaggerated dolmen sleeves with sculptured swirls.

Four runners-up made it to the final of the competition, including Meghan Beattie from Birmingham City University, UK; Nathalie Hauser from Kolding School of Design, Denmark; Teresita Marrero Escalona from Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador; and Alice Morgan from the University of Derby, UK.
 
Launched this year in association with ArtsThread and Rollacoaster magazine, the competition, which is funded by the Leather & Hide Council of America (L&HCA), seeks to inspire the next generation of designers to work with natural, sustainable and responsibly produced leather.
 
The judging panel of the inaugural competition included Katie Greenyer of the Pentland Group, fashion stylist Mike Adler and Milan Miladinov, art director at Rollacoaster magazine. In line with the prize’s focus on sustainability, the judges were looking for durable pieces that could last a lifetime.


Omesi's winning design, "Bacterial Genetics" - Photo: Real Leather. Stay Different.

  
“In a world increasingly threatened by human activity, where waste is piling up and oceans flooding with plastic, it is up to every single one of us to make a change,” commented L&HCA president Steve Sothmann in a release. “Promoting slow fashion and encouraging the use of sustainable materials like leather, that would otherwise end up in landfill, is at the core of what we do.”
 
As the winner of the Real Leather. Stay Different. International Student Design Competition, Omesi receives the RLSD trophy and has also seen her design made professionally and featured on the cover of the A/W 2021 issue of Rollacoaster.

Copyright © 2022 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.