Meet The Upcycle Challenge Winner

The selected top five designers worked hand-in-hand with renowned swimwear brands (L*Space, Volcom, Maaji, Vitamin A and Cynthia Rowley) to create two pieces from donated dead-stock fabrics and presented them at PARAISO Miami Beach to a jury of industry experts.

CONGRATULATIONS to all student designers, Rayah Shapiro, Elio Rojas, Patricia Camacho, Raquel Zerbib, and Hannah Myers.

Final looks presented by student designers

Final looks presented by student designers

The Upcycle Challenge Jury

The Upcycle Challenge Jury

And the Upcycle Challenge winner is: Hannah Myers from F.I.T.

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Special THANKS to:

Gabriella Smith of The Upcycle Project

Participating designers: Cynthia Rowley, L*Space, Maaji, Vitamin A, and Volcom

Participating institutions: FIT, Miami International University of Art and Design, The Miami Fashion Institute, and Parsons