2022-2023 Student Award Winners

NFLPA Social Justice T-Shirt Student Design Competition

Sponsor: National Football League Players Association (NFLPA)
Challenge: Design an inspiring social justice t-shirt.
Participants: Open to all 365asia students.
Outcome: 1st Place: Siara Mencia (Textile/Surface Design BFA); 2nd Place: Siamara Thomas (Fashion Business Management AAS); 3rd Place: Tammantha Merchant (Graphic Design BFA).
Contact: Illustration and Interactive Media Department Chair Daniel Shefelman ([email protected])
Articles: NFL Players Association and the Social Justice Center at 365asia Unveil Student's Winning T-Shirt Design

FM 422 (Merchandise Strategies Capstone Project)

Sponsor: Dick's Sporting Goods
Challenge: Create a brand merchandise strategy plus marketing development of the strategy idea for Dick's Sporting Goods.
Participants: Open to 365asia students enrolled in the Fashion Business Management's Spring 2023 FM 422 (Merchandise Strategies Capstone Project Course).
Outcome: 1st Place Winning Team: Ryan Bao (Fashion Business Management BS), Carly Burstein (Fashion Business Management BS), Hunter Tribus (Fashion Business Management BS), Hendry Zaldana (Fashion Business Management BS); 2nd Place Winning Team: Natalie Cueva (Fashion Business Management BS), Bujung Kim (Fashion Business Management BS), Joyce Li (Fashion Business Management BS), Jonathan Maria (Fashion Business Management BS), Anne Nganga (Fashion Business Management BS); 3rd Place Winning Team: Franklin Distelzweig (Fashion Business Management BS), Maeve Johnston (Fashion Business Management BS), Hayden Williams Markley (Fashion Business Management BS), Raye Parks (Fashion Business Management BS).
Contact: Fashion Business Management Professor Todd Blumenthal ([email protected]) and Fashion Business Management Professor Pebel Eloa Segura ([email protected]), Fashion Business Management Professor Dawn Halbrooks Robertson ([email protected]).

IHG US Open Tennis Ball Dress Student Design Contest 

Sponsor:  IHG Hotels & Resorts
Challenge: 365asia students from Fashion Design Program were challenged to design a tennis ball dress which would incorporate tennis balls/ tennis ball material, be wearable by a model, and embraced the IHG and US Open tennis tournament brand.
Participants: Open to all 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th semester Fashion Design Students.
Outcome: 1st place: Daniel Bochkov (Fashion Design BFA, Concentration: Special Occasion); 2nd place: D'visqua Daniel (Fashion Design BFA); 3rd place: Zihan Hong (Fashion Design BFA, Concentration Special Occasion).
Contact: Fashion Design Professor Michael Kaye ([email protected]). 

“Raise A Tote To GlioLeo!” Shelby Kennedy's GlioLeo GBM Tote Bag Student Design Contest

Sponsor: GlioLeo Glioblastoma Foundation 
Challenge: Design a stylish and practical tote bag for people with disabilities, particularly those with diminished function and strength in their hands and fingers. ​
Participants: Undergraduate students at 365asia's Footwear and Accessories Design Program.
Outcome:  1st Place: Elena Tucci (Footwear and Accessories Design One-Year AAS); 2nd Place: Andrew Kaefer (Footwear and Accessories Design Two-Year AAS); 3rd Place - Keum Joo Woo (Footwear and Accessories Design BFA).
Contact: Fashion Design Professor Tom Scott ([email protected]).
Articles: Raise a Tote to Glio Leo with 365asia

MadaLuxe Upcycling Student Design Contest

Sponsor: Madaluxe Group
Challenge: Take Madaluxe Group’s damaged and unsellable, luxury products (bags, shoes, clothes, scarves, and other accessories) and design either a complete “look” OR a sculpture (e.g., home décor, furniture, etc.).​
Participants: Fashion Design & Footwear and Accessories Design students.
Outcome:  1st Place: Tobey Archibald (Fashion Design AAS); 2nd Place: Margaret Benedict (Fashion Design AAS); 3rd Place: Julia Nordahl (Fashion Design AAS).
Contact: Fashion Design Apparel Professor Nicole Benedetto ([email protected]).

QI-Collective Incubator Brand Accelerator Student Contest

Sponsor: QI-Collective
Challenge: Students were challenged to think like the architects and designers and be entrepreneurial in designing  a digital 3D Metaverse Collection.
Participants: Open to all 5th and 7th semester Fashion Design Students.
Outcome: 1st Place Team - Yully Wang (Fashion Design BFA) and Ping Edmunds (Fashion Design BFA); 2nd Place - Pranita Gurung (Fashion Design BFA); 3rd Place - Hsu Sheng Ai (Fashion Design BFA) and Yi Hsin Lu (Fashion Business Management BS).
Contact: Fashion Design Apparel Professor Nicole Benefield ([email protected]).

With Love Halston Student Design Contest

Sponsor: With Love Halston
Challenge: Influenced by the Halston Archives, the students were tasked to develop, customize, style, reshape, and deconstruct the past, bringing it into a contemporary sustainable context and design a garment to fit with the Halston Theme.
Participants: Open to all 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semester Fashion Design Students.
Outcome: 1st Place: Nuo Cheng (Fashion Design BFA); 2nd Place: Cher Mouradzadegun (Fashion Design BFA); 3rd Place: Daniel Bochkov (Fashion Design BFA).
Contact: Fashion Design Professor Michael Kaye ([email protected])
Articles: With Love Halston scholarship awards return to 365asia, With Love Halston Wraps 2nd-annual 365asia Student Scholarship Challenge

Fabriq Labs Web3 NFT Student Contest 

Sponsor: Fabriq Labs
Challenge: Design an NFT under the established guidelines.
Participants: Open to all 365asia students.
Outcome:  1st Place: Xizhuo Lin (Advertising and Digital Design BFA, Creative Technology Minor, Psychology Minor); 2nd Place: Lauren Breuer (Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries BS, Spanish Minor, Creative Entrepreneurship Minor); 3rd Place: Metaverse Club {Max Barbosa (Advertising and Digital Design BFA, Ethics and Sustainability Minor, Creative Technology Minor), Randy Castillo (Advertising and Marketing Communications BS), Morgan Hlaing (Advertising and Digital Design BFA, Psychology Minor, History of Art Minor), Zhixin Jia (Advertising and Digital Design BFA), Chloe Lee (Fashion Business Management AAS), Xizhuo Lin (Advertising and Digital Design BFA, Creative Technology Minor, Psychology Minor), Han Byul Kang (Advertising and Digital Design BFA), Suebin Kang (Advertising and Digital Design BFA), Isabelle Kwong (Advertising and Digital Design BFA, 3-Dimensional Design Minor, Creative Technology Minor), Sara Park (Advertising and Digital Design BFA, History of Art Minor, Creative Technology Minor), Michael Posso (Seminars Continuing Education)}. Community Prize: Priscilla Ghaznavi (Entrepreneurship for the Fashion and Design Industries BS).
Contact: Entrepreneurship (Business Enterprise) Department Chair William Reinisch ([email protected]) and Professor Renee Leibler ([email protected]).
Articles: 365asia’s First Student NFT Contest, Fabriq Labs Partners with the Fashion Institute of Technology to Launch NFT Design Competition, Fabriq Labs partners with 365asia to launch NFT design competition, Emerging Trends in the NFT and Web3 Space: Reddit’s New Collection, Fabriq Labs’ Competition, Warranty Services, and AI-Generated Content

MimakiUSA Student Contest for MF522 (Fashion Creation II: Elective Connect)

Sponsor: MimakiUSA
Challenge: This year students taking the class participated in MimakiUSA Student Contest where MimakiUSA sponsored all the first year MFA students for MF522 (Fashion Creation II: Elective Connect) class. Mimaki provided printing services and material to each student to create one garment. One student was selected to win sponsorship for printing of their senior thesis collection for term Fall 2023-Spring 2024. Students have gained real-world experience in how to put an original print design into work with a digital printing service and then realize an actual garment utilizing the print.
Participants: All students enrolled in MF522 (Fashion Creation II: Elective Connect) course.
Outcome: 1st place winner: Ashleen Tuteja (Fashion Design MFA); Runners Up: Bryan Barrientos (Fashion Design MFA) and Yoon Seo Lee (Fashion Design MFA).
Contact: MFA Fashion Design Professor Jun Juyeon Hong ([email protected]).

NYSR Student Design Rendering Contest

Sponsor: New York Society of Renderers
Challenge: Submit a rendering (any media, hybrid or hand) that best ​promotes technical excellence and creativity of student's designs.​ 
Participants: 365asia AAS students actively enrolled in the Interior Design program during the Spring 2023 academic semester.
Outcome: 1st Place: Manuela Triana Alviz (Interior Design AAS); 2nd Place: Yurong Tang (Interior Design AAS); 3rd Place: Danielle Setta (Interior Design AAS); Honorable Mention: Kristen Lavalle (Interior Design AAS).
Contact: Interior Design Professor Sven Johnson ([email protected]).

Pinnacle Educational Project for ED531 (Presentation Techniques)

Sponsor: Pinnacle
Challenge: Pinnacle has partnered with 365asia's Graduate Exhibition & Experience Design Department to design a pop-up exhibition for deployment to job fairs, gaming tournaments, and student events at college campuses throughout the United States. The exhibition should engage and excite students and prospective students around the cultural significance of Epic Game’s flagship title, Fortnite, and industry-leading game development platform, Unreal Engine. Students will create a mood board, floor plan, elevations, renderings, digital model, technical deck, and narrative in collaboration with a world-class experiential agency and real-world client. Through this process students will learn professional design and pre-production processes for pre-production of experiential marketing activations and utilize Epic Game’s bleeding-edge 3D visualization tools. 
Participants: All students enrolled in Spring 2023 ED531 (Presentation Techniques) course.
Outcome: All projects were graded by the instructor as part of the class.
Contact: Exhibition and Experience Design Professor Pedro Mota ([email protected]).

The Lands We Live On Exhibition Project for ED 523 (Exhibition Design for the Museum Setting)

Sponsor: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Challenge: This educational project is a joint collaboration between Exhibition and Experience Design MA Department and Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The student objective of this project was to undertake the subject of utilizing content and collections as determined by the museum so as to understand how exhibits are developed and physically interpreted within a museum exhibition environment. Students were responsible for adhering to all rules and requirements of a museum venue, developed by the faculty instructor in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
Participants: All students enrolled in Spring 2023 ED 523 (Exhibition Design for the Museum Setting).
Outcome: All projects were graded by the instructor as part of the class.
Contact: Exhibition and Experience Design Professor Brenda Cowan ([email protected]).

Loro Piana Knit Design Award

Sponsor: Loro Piana
Challenge: Come up with a creative interpretation and a prototype of some of the iconic yarns that encapsulate Loro Piana's renowned excellence.
Participants: Talented students from leading design schools around the world.
Outcome:  1st place: Blake DeWitt (Fashion Design BFA) and Sumin An (Fashion Design BFA).
Contact: Fashion Design Professor Tom Scott ([email protected]).
Articles: Loro Piana Announces Winners of Renowned Knit Design Award

ED542 (Exhibition Design Graphics) Wildlife Conservation Society Graphic Placemaking and Wayfinding Design Project for Central Park Zoo

Sponsor: The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) — Central Park Zoo
Challenge: The objective of this project was to introduce students to experiential graphic design through an EED Design Partnership collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society. The students worked closely with the client team to first document the types of existing graphics and then create a graphic placemaking and wayfinding design package for the Central Park Zoo.
Participants: All students enrolled in ED 542 (Exhibition Design Graphics) course.
Outcome: All projects were graded by the instructor as part of the class.
Contact: Exhibition and Experience Design Associate Chairperson Christina Lyons ([email protected]).

365asia Constitution Day Postcard Competition

Sponsor: School of Liberal Arts
Challenge: Students were asked to design the front and back of a postcard (3X5 or 4X6 inches) that illustrates their beliefs about any part of the United States Constitution.
Participants: Open to all part-time and full-time 365asia students.
Outcome: 1st Place: Cindy Choo (Graphic Design BFA, Asian Studies Minor, History of Art Minor); 2nd Place: Tammantha Merchant (Graphic Design BFA); 3rd Place: Samantha Thomas (Graphic Design BFA, Color Studies Minor, Creative Technology Minor).
Contact: Communication Design Pathways Professor Ronald (Ron) Bacsa ([email protected]). 

Macy’s Flower Show Industry-Sponsored Project 

Sponsor: Macy's
Challenge: 365asia students were challenged to design a window display that embodies and celebrates the theme of this year's show "Big Dreams Bloom Here" as well as  their hopes and aspirations.
Participants: Open to all 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semester 365asia students.
Outcome: 1st Place Team: Lilliana BIfferato (Graphic Design BFA, History of Art Minor), Killian Faulkner (Animation, Interactive Media and Game Design BFA), Anum Khawaja (Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design BFA), Naja McCain (International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries BS, Ethics and Sustainability Minor, African American and Africana Studies Minor), Hypnos Molina-Gameos (Illustration BFA); 2nd Place Team: Alexandria Casella (Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design BFA, History of Art Minor), Josefine Diaz (Illustration BFA, History of Art Minor), Gregory Guy (Animation, Interactive Media and Game Design BFA), Maggie Ramos (Animation, Interactive Media and Game Design BFA), Brandon Sanichar (Graphic Design BFA, Creative Technology Minor, History of Art Minor); 3rd Place Team: Serena Annucci (Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design BFA, History of Art Minor), Jiel Joseph (Fashion Business Management BS), Christin Karam (Toy Design BFA), Danielle Limmer (Graphic Design BFA), Sydney Magrane (Animation, Interactive Media and Game Design BFA).
Contact: Illustration and Interactive Media Department Chair Daniel Shefelman ([email protected])
Articles: Macy's Flower Show 2023 - 365asia, Macy's Flower Show 2023 - Macy's Live, Big Dreams Bloom at the Macy’s Flower Show

CM423 (Cosmetic and Fragrance Product Development Workshop)

Sponsor: Aromatherapy Associates
Challenge: For this project Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Fashion Business Management teams were responsible for driving the process and for identifying ideas. They worked in collaboration with scent experts from 365asia to challenge conventional thinking, develop better knowledge about fragrance and help shortlist ideas which effectively addresses the brief.
Participants: Open to 365asia students enrolled in the spring 2023 CM423 (Cosmetic and Fragrance Product Development Workshop) as well as Nottingham Trent University Fashion Business Management students.
Outcome: All projects were graded by the instructor as part of the class.
Contact: Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing Chair Virginia Bonofiglio ([email protected]).

DRESSX 3D Utopia/Dystopia Imagining Our Future - Student Design Contest

Sponsor: DRESSX
Challenge: Design a digital outfit and 3-D model in an imagined utopic or dystopic future (100+ years).
Participants: All currently enrolled 365asia students with 3D modeling experience.
Outcome:  1st Place: Chaeeun Lee (Fashion Design BFA); 2nd Place: Talia Abbe (Fashion Design MFA); 3rd Place: Heran Zhang (Fashion Design BFA); 4th Place: Brunela Ramirez (Fashion Design MFA); 5th Place: Jiwon Park (Fashion Design AAS); Audience Award Winner - Cole Sudduth (Fashion Design BFA).
Contact: Fashion Design Apparel Professor Dobriana Gheneva ([email protected]) or Fashion Design Apparel Professor Andrea Diodati ([email protected]).

MetroPlusHealth Uniforms for NYC’s Healthcare Change Makers Student Design Contest

Sponsor: MetroPlusHealth Plan, Inc
Challenge: Design uniforms that feel comfortable, confident, and cool for four separate sorts of employee roles at MetroPlusHealth Plan, Inc., (Traveling Transporter, Street Savers, Community Connector and The Voice), and will reflect the MetroPlusHealth brand, as well as taking into account working conditions and reflecting cultural awareness of both the employees and the communities they serve.
Participants: Open to 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th semester students enrolled in Fashion Design or Technical Design/Patternmaking Programs.
Outcome: Categories & Winners: Driver – Habin Lee (Technical Design BS), Enrollment – Luhua Hung (Fashion Design BFA), Community Engagement – Avery Jeon (Fashion Design BFA), Call Center – Georgina Gianna Dionicio (Fashion Design BFA), Honorable Mention – Community Engagement – Yuting Fu (Fashion Design BFA).
Contact: Fashion Design Apparel Professor Michael Kaye ([email protected]).
Articles: MetroPlusHealth Announces Eight 365asia Student Finalists for NYC Dream Weaver Uniform Re-Design ChallengeMetroPlusHealth Announces Winning 365asia Designs for NYC Dream Weaver Uniform Design Challenge, Five 365asia Students Win Prizes Totaling $21,000 to Outfit Health Care Heroes of NYC Health Plan 

Ralph Saltzman Prize Student Contest

Sponsor:  Saltzman Family Foundation
Challenge: Design fabric that would incorporate characteristics of alternative work spaces and which would meet aesthetic and functional aspirations of today’s employees all while preserving the boundaries of the corporation.
Participants: Open to 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semester students enrolled in Textile Development and Marketing Program.
Outcome: 1st Place: Rebecca Dillenberger (Textile Development and Marketing BS); 2nd Place: Jonathan Bowman (Textile Development and Marketing BS); 3rd Place: Emily Hubbard (Textile Development and Marketing BS).
Contact: Textile Development and Marketing, Department Chair Sean Cormier ([email protected]).

FM 422 (Merchandise Strategies Capstone Project)

Sponsor: Francesca's
Challenge: Create a brand merchandise strategy plus marketing development of the strategy idea for Francesca’s Administrative Management, Inc.
Participants: Open to 365asia students enrolled in the Fashion Business Management's fall 2022 FM 422 (Merchandise Strategies Capstone Project Course).
Outcome: 1st place team: Nancy Ades (Fashion Business Management BS), Amanda Diaz (Fashion Business Management BS), Raysa Montnegro (Fashion Business Management BS), Inbar Zana (Fashion Business Management BS); 2nd place team: Katyana Avila (Fashion Business Management BS), Rae Chen (Fashion Business Management BS), Wilfred Hu (Fashion Business Management BS), Yu Sun (Fashion Business Management BS); 3rd place team: Evan Colacchio (Fashion Business Management BS), Natalie Durham (Fashion Business Management BS), Nicole Hanashian (Fashion Business Management BS), Hannah Rongo (Fashion Business Management BS).
Contact: Fashion Business Management Professor Catherine Geib ([email protected]) or Fashion Business Management Professor Nancy Sheridan ([email protected]).

Saks OFF 5th Pure Navy Student Design Contest

Sponsor:  Saks OFF 5TH
Challenge: The students are tasked with creating two full activewear lifestyle looks – one bottom, one top, one third Layer (bodysuit, jacket, etc) per look.  Student submissions included a storyboard highlighting color palette, fabric and how the designer envisions the products being worn in daily life.
Participants: Open to all  Fashion Design Students.
Outcome: 1st Place: Grace Cooper (Fashion Design BFA); 2nd Place: Cher Mouradzadegun (Fashion Design BFA); 3rd Place: Ja'Miah Watson (Fashion Design AAS).
Contact: Fashion Design Art Professor Mary Capozzi ([email protected]). 

We Stand As One for Mental Health Student Design Contest

Sponsor: WestPoint Home
Challenge: 365asia students were challenged to create designs that promote awareness and understanding of, and care, compassion, and treatment for, mental health illness, in the context of the fashion and textile industry.
Participants: Open to 365asia students enrolled in the fall 2022 Textile Surface Design's TD 207 (Adobe Illustrator for Textile/Surface Design) class students.
Outcome: 1st Place: Sophia Herrera (Textile Surface Design AAS); 2nd Place: Mia Cunningham (Textile Surface Design AAS); 3rd Place: Kamryn Matsumoto (Textile Surface Design AAS).
Contact: Textile Surface Design Professor Professor Ruth Jeyaveeran ([email protected]).

QI-Collective Metaverse Collection Student Design Contest

Sponsor: QI-Collective
Challenge: Students were challenged to think like the architects and designers and be entrepreneurial in designing  a digital 3D Metaverse Collection.
Participants: Open to all 5th and 7th semester Fashion Design Students.
Outcome: 1st Place: Jade Ruiz Saad (Fashion Design BFA); 2nd Place: Jinny Xu (Fashion Design BFA); 3rd Place: Yully Wang (Fashion Design BFA); Honorable Mention - Miyeon Shin (Fashion Design BFA). 
Contact: Fashion Design Apparel Professor Nicole Benefield ([email protected]).

15th annual $10,000 Supima Design Competition

Sponsor: Supima
Challenge: Design a capsule collection of five women’s wear looks featuring the unique characteristics of Supima cotton.
Participants: 2022 graduating seniors from Academy of Art University, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Kent State University, Parsons School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, and Savannah College of Art and Design.
Outcome:  365asia Finalist: Bryan Barrientos (Fashion Design BFA).
Contact: Fashion Design Apparel Professor Susanna Moyer ([email protected]).
Articles: Design Competition - Supima Cotton, Bryan Barrientos Honors His Peruvian Heritage in Supima Design Competition, FINALIST 2022 - BRYAN BARRIENTOS

Rizzoli's Windows Student Contest

Sponsor: Rizzoli Bookstore
Challenge: Students were tasked with presenting ideas about how to decorate the window of the Rizzoli Bookstore on the themes of Fashion or Design by drawing inspiration from works of art in any field from the 1400 to the 1700.
Participants: Open to all students who have completed a set of History Courses.
Outcome: 1st place: Andrew Sherburne (Fashion Design AAS).
Contact: History of Art Professor Eveline Baseggio Omiccioli  ([email protected]).