Supima hosted the 2015 fashion show and exhibition at the Ambassador’s maison.
So what exactly is the SUPIMA?
Supima is the organization of American Pima cotton growers that aims to promote the increased consumption of American Pima cotton around the world. They are known to work with top designers and brands who desire high quality, sustainable luxury cotton. So it’s no surprise that Supima sponsors events such as the Supima Design Competition. It’s like killing two or three birds with one stone. Through this competition they get to; increase awareness of its product, suss out new designers with the talent to be great and promote sustainable fashion globally.
Recently Supima hosted a fashion show and exhibition for the 2015 Supima Design Competition at the residence of France’s U.S. Ambassador during Paris Fashion Week. The event showcased the collection of the competition’s winner Kate McKenna Schliep –from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) –along with the collections of the other six finalists; Karen Dang, Leetal Platt, Nnammdi Agum, Paige Meacham, Lauren Nahigian, Julia Han.[slideshow]
In attendance were; Giada Magliano Santasilia, Adriana Abascal, Capucine Motte et Johnny Pigozzi, Gabrielle Lazure, Valérie d’Hauteville, Charles-Antoine et Paola d’Assche, Catherine Baba, Marie Beltrami, Chantal Thomass, Arnaud Lemaire, Samuel Boutruche et Camille Peyrieux, Denise et Alexandre Vilgrain, Nicolas Ouchenir, Anouschka, Hugo Matha, Benjamin Galopin, Tania & Vincent, among others.[slideshow]
Beginning from its launch in 2008, the annual Supima Design Competition is held as a way to give runway exposure to emerging talent, just as its predecessor, the 1954 Wool Secretariat competition launched the careers of Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld.