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Calendar of Events and Deadlines

FIT’s Fall 2020 Student Contests and Industry-Sponsored Projects  

 School of Art and Design

Supima Design Competition
America’s top design schools select one graduating senior to represent their respective school as a finalist to compete in the Supima Design Competition for a $10,000 cash prize and exposure to fashion press, social media influencers and fashion industry executives. Finalists are challenged to create a womenswear capsule collection using premium SUPIMA cotton fabrics. Working with a prominent fashion designer as mentor, students have the opportunity to learn what design elements translate to the runway and what will resonate with the judges. A prestigious panel of judges from the fashion and media world is charged with selecting a winner.

Supima Design Competition Timeline

May 4, 2020                                                            FIT selects/announces a finalist
Week of May 11, 2020                                            Orientation call with Supima
May 18, 2020                                                          Mood board, collection inspiration and collections plans submission
May 25, 2020                                                          First round of sketches and pantone color story submission
June 29, 2020                                                         Final sketches submission
July 9, 2020                                                            Muslin fitting 
August 31,2020 - September 1, 2020                    Final model fittings 
September 2 and 3, 2020                                      Judging and New York Fashion Week Runway Show

Underfashion Club 2020 Student Design Contest
The Underfashion Club and its Scholarships, Awards, Internships and Grants (“SAIG”) Committee are sponsoring a design competition that will be held in conjunction with the UFC Femmy Gala, the premier event of the Intimate Apparel Industry. The theme of the student contest is “Creative Comfort – The Reality of Today; the Dream of Tomorrow”. Student contest submissions will consist of one original design/garment created specifically for the Underfashion Club's contest and using the "Creative Comfort – The Reality of Today; the Dream of Tomorrowt" theme.

Underfashion Club 2021 Student Design Contest Timeline

October 29 , 2020                1:00pm         Underfashion Club 2021 Student Design Contest (UFC Student Contest Presentation and Sign-Up)
November 9, 2020               11:59pm        Underfashion Club 2021 Student Design Contest (Due date for design boards, sketches, swatches                                                                             and Student Consent Forms Deadline)
November 13, 2020                                   Underfashion Club 2021 Student Design Contest (Selection of semi-finalists)
January 4, 2021                                         Underfashion Club 2021 Student Design Contest (Due date for sewn garments (completed without                                                                             hems and minor finishing details)          
January 7, 2021                                         Underfashion Club 2021 Student Design Contest (Selection of finalists)
February 16, 2021                                     Underfashion Club 2021 Student Design Contest (Review of completed garments)         
February 22, 2021                                     Underfashion Club 2021 Student Design Contest (Photoshoot of completed garments)
Week of March 1 or March 8, 2021           Underfashion Club 2020 Student Design Contest (Virtual Garment exhibition and winner annoucement)

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