For the 15 students of the IFA Paris Master of Arts Contemporary Fashion Design graduating class 2017, Thursday, January 18th was the conclusion of one year of studies and reflection about the socio-cultural dimension of fashion and the fashion brand strategies on top of which therre were added six months of creative research.
Six fashion professionals with different backgrounds and points of view came together to examine the most important and conclusive project of this program: the final collection project. The jury was composed of:
- Franck Schecter, a stylist and blogger who regularly collaborates with the fashion magazine WAD.
- Marion Leflour, a photographer who works with designers such as Bouchra Jarrar (New AD of Lanvin) and Juun J, but with also a background in fashion production.
- Sissi Johnson, Brand Strategist & Contributor to the Huffington Post US & L'Officiel Ukraine.
- William Arlotti, founder and Editor in Chief of the Fashion Post.
- Elisabeth Curtaud, founder of the trend Agency Demain la Maison.
- Jean-Marc Chauve, IFA Paris Fashion and Image Director.
All of them were very involved and spent the entire day discovering and evaluating the 15 produced collections in great detail, listening carefully, asking questions and giving feedback and sometimes pieces of advice to the 15 students who had to present but also defend their work. It resulted in 15 validated projects, with various levels of appreciation and the jury agreed on seven of them, which were their favorite collections.
The jury members especially fell in love with the collection of Ruonan Sun from China, as well as with the arty collection that blurs the border between beauty and ugliness by Russian student Maria Tverdokhleb, but also with the pop 90’s inspired collection of Kitseng Lei from China.The elegant draperies inspired by the Mexican Revolution sewed by Gala Limon were also a hit, as well as the twisted street wear collection of Lithuanian Une Vereckyté. The fun romanticism with a touch of 70’s designed by Paola Gutierrez from Colombia and with the delicate deconstructions created by the Australian Victoria Nguyen are also worth mentioning.
The Master Of Arts Contemporary Fashion Design Graduate show will give the opportunity to a larger audience to discover these seven collections on January 26th, as a conclusion of the Paris Haute Couture Week. A good opportunity to glimpse of what tomorrow's fashion will be made of...
For more information on this program, please visit: Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design