Designing Stars

UT Apparel Design students rock the runway with distinct designs at the annual University Fashion Show


Thursday night, 23 UT Apparel Design seniors sent their fiercest creations down the runway for Contour, the University's annual fashion show at The Frank Erwin Center.

The collections were judged by an esteemed panel who critiqued and handed out prizes for the best in each category.

The winning designers:

Knitted Fabric Garment Design Awards:
Albert Zhou, Rebekah Hoffer, Harrison Koiwai, Katrina Raz

Evening Gown, Winner:
Harrison Koiwai

Bridal Gown, Winner:
Katrina Raz

Best Construction/Technical Design, Winner:
Jonathon Shakarisaz

Most Marketable Collection, Winner:
Samatha Kidd

Most Innovative Collection, Winner (tie):
Katrina Raz & Albert Zhou

Best Collection, Winner:
Janie Kang

A golden wedding dress by Sophia Maldanado.

Janie Kang, winner of Best Collection, presented show stopping Oriental inspired evening wear.

A model wearing Jonathon Shakarisaz.

A flowy design by Harrison Koiwai, featuring sheer panels and a knit shawl.

 A dress by Sofia Maldonado.

Flowing but well-tailored, Chandler Hamilton had one of the most beautiful and well made collections of the night.

A Chandler Hamilton dress.

Jonathon Shakarisaz produced a flashy menswear line.

Lauren Tullos introduced couture comforts.

An intricate baby blue dress by Wendy Sandoval drew a great deal of attention.

 A boy short and cinched top by Vivenne Hoang.

A gown by Vivenne Hoang, inspired by the nude natural colors of the West Coast.

Katrina Raz mixed it up with color and laser cut sheers for Summer.

 Kaidon Ho showed leather and Matrix like designs.

Albert Zhou received accolades for clean, crisp business attire.

Samatha Kidd threw in punches of rich jewel tones.

Jonathon Shakarisaz takes a bow after winning Best Construction/Technical Design of the night.

Vivienne Hoang struts down the runway with models, closing her show.