Philadelphia’s Drexel University has an internationally ranked fashion program, and for the last 15+ years, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting these gifted students annually to talk accessories and entrepreneurship. I am also a judge at their annual fashion show, and John Wind Jewelry presents a cash award for the best use of accessories in a collection.
Congratulations to this year’s winner, Stephanie Minock! Stephanie’s focus is knitwear, and she chose childrenswear for her senior collection. It was a fabulous mix of cute and smart, hand-made (the crocheted bags) and technology- assisted (the knitted garments).
While I am always a little biased toward jewelry, in this case the bags were so well-done and added so much to the overall impact of the collection, that it was clearly Best in Show. Stephanie also won for best knitwear.
She recently came to visit us at the studio, bringing some show and tell with her. Best of luck, Stephanie, as you pursue your fashion dreams!
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