about the award

Winners have been announced at http://www.human.cornell.edu/fsad/cornell-design-award-winners.cfm

Here it is:

Agents of reflection are powerful icons, featuring in multiple legends and tales. Does the pool or the mirror reflect the soul, capture demons, or trap the recently dead? Does your reflection affirm your individuality? Your vanity? Your strength? Your insecurities? All of the above?

Consider this quote from Russell Hoban, The Medusa Frequency: "The window of the night train has darkness behind the glass. My face and the faces of other travelers were now mirrored on this darkness in a succession of stillnesses."

By reflection, we make sense of ourselves and our world. Without reflection we stumble in a morass of experience, with no understanding. Do you avoid reflection, always plugged in, never embracing stillness?

Design a garment that expresses the complexities and actions, both physical and mental, of reflection. Explain your concept in one or two brief sentences on your illustration (25 words or less). Describe or scan materials. Sketches, collages, or representations of garments only. Include enough views (font, side, back) in your submission to show the full garment.

Electronic entry form: (Link)
Hardcopy entry form: (Link)
Poster: (Link)

Please print your name and e-mail address lightly on the BACK side of the sketch in pencil.
Entry must be postmarked by midnight February 17, 2016.
Make checks payable to "Cornell University."
Finalists will be notified on March 15, 2016. Submissions will not be returned.

Address mail in entries to:
Karen Steffy
Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design
T57 Human Ecology Building
37 Forest Home Dr.
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

If you have any questions about the award, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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prizes awarded

The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners will be invited to attend the Cornell Fashion Collective's fashion show (VIP seating).

The 1st place winner will receive a subscription to Women's Wear Daily, a selection of professional apparel construction tools, and will be invited to attend a master class with an FSAD apparel professor, focusing on techniques related to the process of transforming their sketch into a garment.

The 2nd prize winner will receive a one year subscription to Woman's Wear Daily and selection of professional apparel construction tools.

The 3rd prize winner will receive a selection of professional apparel construction tools

and the 4th place winner will receive a gift bag of art supplies.

Honorable mentions will receive a certificate.

judging the award

Judges consist of three Fiber Science & Apparel Design alumni working in the apparel design industry and one Apparel Design faculty member.

submit your design

Click here to download a hardcopy submission form.