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Fall 2015 Semester Ends with Shows, Exhibits and Lots of Winners

Wilson College of Textiles exterior view

It was a busy December at the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State. We’d like to share with you the winners from early December shows and exhibits.

NC State of Denim Fashion Show and Design Exhibition
Friday, Dec. 4, 2015
This juried show was comprised of student level (high school, novice and advanced undergraduate, and graduate) designers. Categories included Avant-garde, Southern Style and Re-fashioned. The event included both a live fashion show and a mounted exhibition in order to accommodate more creative uses for denim.

Up & Coming Designers: High School Students and Wilson College of Textiles Freshmen

  • First Place: Mostella, Alex
  • Second Place: Landau, Anne (High school student from Waxhaw, NC)
  • Third Place: Co-designers: Finberg, Michael and Ava Bagyi

Developing Designers: Wilson College of Textiles Sophomores and Juniors

  • First Place: Madeline Kamal
  • Second Place: Anna Argentine
  • Third Place: Maurice, Ashley

Emerging Designers: Senior and Graduate

  • First Place: Co-designers: Tan Zhang and Weiqi Zhang
  • Second Place: Co-designers: Kim Rin and Renee Graff
  • Third Place: Jacob Shindler
  • Best Avant Garde Design: Tan Zhang and Weiqi Zhang
  • Best Southern Style Design: Tie: Relyea, Nicky and Jacob Schindler
  • Best Upcycled Design: Rachel Godown and Renee Graff
  • Best Textile Design: Weigi Zhang

Threads Senior Collection 2015
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015
Each Fall and Spring semester, top fashion and textile design students at NC State University Wilson College of Textiles showcase their designs that have been developed in senior studio. These senior designers created, developed, and produced an industry quality collection, emphasizing ideation, communication, theme development, fit and fabrication. Threads is a showcase of talent, creativity, and skill; it is a culmination of techniques learned over the years through various courses.
More information may be found at Threads Collective and Instagram

Fashion Design

  • First Place: Jacob Schindler
  • Second Place: Tie: Amy Chu and Michael Cottingham
  • Third Place Jaclyn Fotsch
  • Audience Choice – First Place: Rebecca Prather
  • Audience Choice – Second Place: TIE: Amy Chu and Jaclyn Fotsch

Cotton = High Tech + High Design Competition and Exhibition
Opened Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
The competition featured apparel, home furnishings, and textiles designed by students at the Wilson College of Textiles. These pieces, created by the College’s Department of Textile Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM) students and juried into the event, highlight cotton’s properties and performance aspects and incorporate weaving, knitting, printing and dyeing techniques. Read More. 


  • First Place: Game Amelia Harms
  • Second Place: Silverspun Jamie Harvey


  • First Place: Erin Doran Knitting video
  • Honorable mention: Brianna Bailey, Louise Dupon, Min Jee Kim, Taylor Mosier, and Abigail Zang: Storm Cotton Visual Display

Designed Objects

  • First Place: Weiqi (Lucas) Zhang’s “Flying Eaves”
  • Second Place: Carter Jone’s “Control+Alt+Delete”
  • Third Place: Weiqi (Lucas) Zhang’s “Flowing Fragrance”
  • Honorable Mention: Rachel Relyea “Watercolor Chic”
  • Honorable Mention: Rysa Ruth “Man on the Moon Collection”
  • Honorable Mention: Laura Wyker “Four Chamber Heart Blood Flow”
  • Workshop: Honorable mention: Makenzie Bullard