The show must go on, according to Supima — and the cotton firm recently announced that its annual design competition this year, for the first time, will be held in a digital format due to the coronavirus pandemic. Its virtual showcase will take place in early September.
Here, Supima shares this year’s finalists, alongside insights on what inspires their designs, and why they love working with cotton.
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Amanda Forastieri, Drexel University
Inspiration: Visually, I am inspired tremendously by the memories I have in some of my favorite places — from my garden to my grandmother’s house. Both have had a great impact on my designs and my life. I looked at how designers like Issey Miyake and Pierre Cardin visualize and build their garments and thought about how to bring that together with my own bold identity