Press/Winners 2018

Fashion Excellence Award Winner presented by FGFD

  • 1st Place Winner: Hugo Perez, Houston Community College
  • 2nd Place Winner: Jing Cao
  • 3rd Place Winner: Mindy Liao Chan

Directors Choice Award Winner presented by FGFD

  • Hugo Perez, Houston Community College

Paris American Academy Couture Award Winner presented by Mary Ruppert-Stroescu

  •  Asia Montague, University of North Texas

Little Black Dress Runway Challenge presented by Dallas Market Center

  • 1st Place Winner: Jing Cao, Community College
  • 2nd Place Winner: Diana Alimkhanova, Houston Community College
  • 3rd Place Winner: Moyosore Lamilisa, Houston Community College

Bridal/Evening Gowns Award presented by Tootsie’s

  • 1st Place Winner: Ebonie Sophus, Houston Community College
  • 2nd Place Winner: Mindy Liao Chan, Houston Community College
  • 3rd Place Winner: R’bonney Gabriel, University of North Texas

Women’s Sportswear Award presented by Sharon Young, Inc.

  • 1st Place Winner: David Valdez, Houston Community College
  • 2nd Place Winner: Kyle Hermesch, El Centro College
  • 3rd Place Winner: Courtlyn Lishka, University of North Texas

Menswear Award presented by FGFD

  • 1st Place Winner: Marina Girgis, University of North Texas
  • 2nd Place Winner: Michael Nguyen, University of North Texas
  • 3rd Place Winner: Bridget Fizer, Houston Community College

Accessories – Hats – Sponsored by Fossil Group

  • Winner: Nghi Nguyen, Houston Community College

Accessories – Handbags – Sponsored by Fossil Group

  • Winner: Bridget Fizer, Houston Community College

Digital Store Planning & Design Award presented by Davaco

  • 1st Place Winner: Annaka King, El Centro College
  • 2nd Place Winner: Tania Hernandez, Texas Woman’s University
  • 3rd Place Winner: Paulina Seng, Houston Community College

Digital Fashion Merchandising Portfolio Award presented by Davaco

  • 1st Place: Edna Palacio, El Centro College
  • 2nd Place: Annie Vanderburg, Oklahoma State University
  • 3rd Place: Paradise Wilson, El Centro College

Best of Sewing Award presented by City Sewing Machine, LLC

Winner: Asia Montague –  Single Needle Juki DDL-5550 with table motor & stand University of North Texas

Celebrities Choice Award presented by Celebrity Judges Panel

Winner: R’Bonney Gabriel, University of North Texas

Nha Khanh Apprenticeship presented by Nha Khanh

Winner: Daiane Bierhalz Elert,  Houston Community College