Scholarship Competition Winners

FGI DALLAS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION 2021 – WINNERS

 

BRIDAL/EVENING/COCKTAIL

1st place         

Name: Sophie Astronoto
School: University of North Texas
Description: High neck, long black evening dress with mesh sleeves

2nd place         

Name: Reyna Ortega
School: Houston Community College
Description: Long black wool dress with bead details

3rd place       

Name:  Marina Gadelkarim
School:  Houston Community College
Description:  White strapless wedding dress w/detachable skirt

 

SPORTSWEAR – MEN’S & WOMEN’S COMBINED

1st place         

Name: Gerardo Guerrero Jr.
School:  Dallas College – El Centro
Description:  3 piece suit – Black jacket, sequin pant, black shirt w/ruffle sleeves.

2nd place         

Name:  Kaelyn Blayne Odom
School:  Texas Tech
Description:  Western poncho with studs, fringe & denim skirt

3rd place        

Name:  Estefania Espindola
School:  Houston Community College
Description:  Long hand knitted sweater vest

 

APPAREL SUSTAINABILITY

Name:  Brandon Nguyen
School:  Houston Community College
Description:  Repurposed pant jacket, hat/short green/black/grey patchwork

 

DIGITAL MERCHANDISING SUSTAINABILITY – Store Planning & Design

Name:  Thuy Phan
School:  Houston Community College
Description:  Humantistic

 

BEST OF SEWING #1

Name:  Melissa Rosales
School:  Texas Tech
Description:  Long red gown with cape jacket & cage peplum

 

BEST OF SEWING #2

Name:  Rafael Romero
School:  Dallas College – El Centro
Description: Long wool pleated skirt & white shirt

 

DIRECTORS CHOICE WINNER

Name:    Regina Vigil
School:  Houston Community College
Description: Long taffeta dress with portrait paillettes

 

FASHION EXCELLENCE WINNER

Name:  Hailey Gray
School:  Baylor University
Description:  Long ivory embroidered coat

 

FERRAH APPRENTICESHIP

1st place       

Name:  Carlea Badolian
School:  Missouri State University
Description:  Repurposed necktie dress

2nd place  

Name:  Kennedy Smith
School:  Texas Tech
Description:  Pink dress with cow motif yokes & puff sleeves

 

DIGITAL MERCHANDISING – STORE PLANNING & DESIGN

1st place         

Name:  Katelyn Allen
School:  Oklahoma State University
Description:  Reborn

2nd place         

Name:  Moriah Joy Moody
School:  Oklahoma State University
Description:  Double Take

 

 DIGITAL MERCHANDISING – FASHION PORTFOLIO

1st place         

Name:  Eliza Dembinski
School:  Oklahoma State University
Description:  Daring Femininity

2nd place         

Name:  Kendall Minaldi
School:  Oklahoma State University
Description:  I am, I am, I am

 

 

 

HONORABLE MENTION GARMENTS

1. Chunta Scott – Dallas College – El Centro Campus – Blue stripe short dress w/accordion pleated sleeve and collar – Evening/bridal/cocktail

2. Happiness Akinola – Houston Community College – Forest Green Tote Dress (the flowerpot) Sustainability

3. Suzanna Tanksley – University of North Texas – Peacock Dress – Evening/bridal/cocktail

4. Kristian Castro – University of North Texas – Long purple dress w/fitted bodice/ruffle skirt – evening/bridal/cocktail.

5. Monica Martinez – University of North Texas – Cobalt Blue sheer gown w/hoop skirt – evening/bridal/cocktail

6. Happiness Akinola – Houston Community College – Champagne & black 3D lace ball gown – evening/bridal/cocktail

7. Melissa Rosales – Texas Tech – White dress w/puff sleeves & quilted skirt w/laser cut details vest – aka Japanese Milkmaid – Evening/bridal/cocktail