Introducing Michael Vargas, winner of the USA heat of the 2018 International Design Competition. Michael, a Textile Development and Marketing undergraduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York impressed the judges with his design ‘Calm’ at the recent heat securing his place at the Grand Final in London later this year.
Michael comments: “I’ve learned so much up to winning the national segment, just participating in the regional can teach me so much more! I think my win could greater increase my chances of success in the textile and fashion industry as a whole. I’m getting the chance to meet so many great people and learn from their experience in the industry.”
Our thanks to Sean Cormier, International Design Competition Co-ordinator, USA and our panel of creative professionals who gave up their time to judge the entries:
Patrick Ayers – Vice President, Operations & Sales, Vartest Laboratories
Sharon Graubard – Founder & Creative Director MintModa
Maria Valentino – Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, MintModa