Pamela Martin-Duarte for GaBag.Co supported scholarship finalist with Fashion Group International at a Jammed packed event hosted at the Dallas Market Center.
Couture Award finalists at the event were: Teresa Rangel, Houston Community College, Daney Franks, Baylor University, Luciana Dreher, Clary Sage College, Shabnam Taneja, El Centro College and Venny Etienne, Wade College. Each finalist has demonstrated incredible commitment to succeed on executing their garments to perfection. I wish you could see up close the stitches, both machine and handwork of these garments. These students also have GPAs close to perfection with one of them graduating with a 4.0!
Today, DFW Style Dailycelebrates Venny Etienne Fashion Group International of Dallas who won the prestigious Paris Academy Award.
This year Best of Show, best of the best winner of the FortyFiveTenScholarship and Shelly Musselman Design Award received $15,000. Thank you to GaBaG.Co for their Pret-A-Porter level of sponsorship along with Dallas Market Center for such a great fashion venue. Thank you to our co-chairs: Jenny Siede, Carinthia Kishaba and Devin Ellis, our judges and sponsors.
20+ schools with over 140 garment entries are competing for top awards this year. Thank you to FortyFiveTen, GaBaG.Co, Dallas Market Center, Sharon Young Inc, Shemara Couture, XEN-TAN, City Sewing Machine, OBoy Productions, Thomas Garza Photography, Texas Cotton Producers, Paris American Academy and Lori Veith for their sponsorships.