Wednesday Scene: Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award

Jan. 25 / 17

Hello, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything in fashion. I’m always searching or researching for any signs that might peak the interests of those who love fashion. I always think that fashion is another form of art and creativity. This right here is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door of fashion. The Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award is here. From what I read, this is for full-time, third-year undergraduate students in good academic standing with an accredited American college or university. To know more, keep reading……

from the council of fashion designers of america website

“As a designer, Ms. Claiborne did not care to be considered a trendsetter. She placed practical concerns over the glamour of the catwalks and the prestige of designer prices. Her arrival as a fashion brand was well-timed, catching the beginning of a great change in American society as women headed to the workplace in large numbers.” – Eric Wilson, New York Times, 2007


In 2009, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Art Ortenberg, Liz Claiborne’s husband and business partner established the Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award. This prestigious $25,000 design award invites undergraduate fashion students in their third year of study to create a Liz Claiborne signature fashion collection {or system} supported by a brand narrative, & element of sustainable design innovation. Up to three (3) Finalists will be invited to New York, to present their portfolios to a CFDA Member Selection Committee with the Liz Claiborne Scholarship Award to be announced in June 2017.

Liz Claiborne was both iconic and disruptive to her industry. At a time when many American designers were striving to create luxury, opulence, and exclusivity within their brands, Claiborne innovatively designed to fit the needs of her customer- re-coding sportswear into comfortable, versatile, affordable, styled fashion separates. As a holistic design and business thinker, Claiborne engaged in every phase of the creative process as well as production, merchandising, sales, and presentation- known best for presenting directly to clients- demonstrating how best to wear each season’s colors, shapes, and layers.

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award is April 12th, 2017. Briefing + Guidelines for the Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award can be found here. Completed applications must be submitted here.

Fashion students, if this is something that you want to do, then this is for you, but don’t delay. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be always blessed.





















featured images: pinterest & 1100 Architect


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