CVAD Fashion Design Alumni earn Top Awards at FGI-Dallas Competition

Aug. 17, 2020 — The 2020 Dallas Fashion Group International Scholarship Competition Virtual Awards presentation resulted in top awards for three recent graduates from the CVAD Fashion Design program. Rhonda Sargent Chambers, co-director of the Dallas FGI, made the announcements that included two first-place and the Director's Choice awards. Judging of the submitted garments took place at the Dallas Market Center.

FGI of Dallas, Director's Choice, $10,000 Award: Carlos Reyes, ('20, B.F.A., Fashion Design)

1st Place for Sportswear sponsored by Sharon Young Inc.: Jenna Critchlow, ('20, B.F.A., Fashion Design)

1st Place for Menswear sponsored by FGI of Dallas: Austin Beamon, ('20, B.F.A., Fashion Design)

#2 Finalist in the Paris American Academy, Ecole de Beaux-Arts, Study Abroad Award, Paris: Carlos Reyes

Previously, the event was a one-day educational symposium created to mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders and entrepreneurs in the fashion industry, said Anny Chang, CVAD associate professor, fashion design, but the pandemic changed that tradition this year. Originally established as Fashion Group International of Dallas Career Day more than 50 years ago, the FGI Dallas Scholarship Competition annually awards more than $60,000 in cash scholarships or experiences to fashion design and merchandising students from colleges and universities primarily in the North Texas area. 

Carlos Reyes, fashion designer, Director's Award

Design by Carlos Reyes

Jenna Critchlow, first prize sportswear

Design by Jenna Critchlow

Austin Beaman, first place menswear

Design by Austin Beamon

Watch the recorded awards presentation on YouTube.


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