The University of Fashion is thrilled to announce the winners of our recent Student Spotlight contest! Kathryn Butler is our winner in the Sewing category, Rafael De Peña takes home the prize in Fashion Art and Chanica Pitaksakorn has won both the Pattern Making and Draping categories. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all of our students who entered – we love seeing how you are making the University of Fashion work for you! In this post, we spotlight Fashion Art category winner, Rafael De Peña.
Rafael tells us, “Art is not my hobby; it is my way of life.” We believe him, and have therefore chosen Rafael as our Fashion Art winner. Rafael graduated from The High School of Art & Design and then attended The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Currently living in Jamaica, Rafael says “fashion pumps through his body and inhabits his thoughts.” From illustration to garment construction, Rafael is infatuated with fashion. Rafael names knitwear designer, Shirley Paden as his “fashion mother” and inspiration. We think she would be very proud. Rafael, we look forward to your future in design and expect to see great things from you! Enjoy your $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com!
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