Calvin Klein, The New York Times, and many others offer high praise to looks inspired by no-smoking slogans, quilting, and more
Pratt Institute's senior class of fashion designers wowed industry professionals with their stunning looks for women and men at the Pratt Fashion Show last month at Center548 in Manhattan. The show also featured student-award presentations. Kate Wilkoff (B.F.A. '12) and Meredith Lyon (B.F.A. '12) were chosen to participate in the Supima Fashion Show during the next Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York. In addition, Kelsy Carleen Parkhouse (B.F.A. '12) was chosen as the first recipient of the Liz Claiborne Award: Concept to Product, a $25,000 award supported by the Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation to fund creative endeavors after graduation. Funding for the 2012 Pratt Fashion Show was awarded in part through a competitive grant presented to Pratt Institute by the Importer Support Program of the Cotton Board and managed by Cotton Incorporated.
Right after the show iconic designer Calvin Klein said "I am so impressed by what I have just seen," and New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn praised the work of several students in a recent Sunday Styles article. The show also garnered high praise in top publications such as New York Magazine and InStyle.
Watch highlights from the show and hear what Klein, Horyn, and other fashion-industry insiders had to say about the 2012 Pratt Fashion Show.
The entire 2012 Pratt Fashion Show is available for viewing via Pratt's YouTube site.
Text: Amy Aronoff
Video and Production: Jonathan Weitz