LIM College Students to Compete in Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions

Ten LIM College students will have the opportunity to compete for big prize money as they take part in the third annual Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions, a creative competition for top New York-area fashion students.

The competition to create an editorial campaign image styled with merchandise from Amazon Fashion’s holiday-season fashion closet (in just one day) will be held October 17 in Amazon Fashion’s state-of-the-art studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

LIM College, Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons The New School for Design, Pratt Institute, and The School of Visual Arts have each assembled two five-person teams. One team will create a women’s fashion campaign image; the other, a menswear image. Amazon Fashion will provide each team a dedicated photography bay, as well as all the tools the competing students will need — models, hair and makeup, wardrobe, props, equipment — to create a compelling editorial message.

Professional industry mentors will advise students throughout the day. After the teams present their final work, Amazon Fashion executives will select the winning editorials. The first-place teams in the women’s and men’s categories will each be awarded $25,000. The second-place teams in each category will receive $10,000. The winning images will be featured on Amazon.com/Fashion

Each team requires a student to specialize in each of the following areas: wardrobe styling, graphic design/post-production, photography, art direction / set design, and fashion and/or accessories editing.

LIM College’s teams are supervised by Professor Derek Cockle. The students who were selected to participate in the competition are: Rufina Yusupova, Danielle Pujia, Marisa Karenchak, Maleeka Harmon, Danielle Kassof (womenswear); and Melody Cheung, Jasmine Wright, Ayanna McNeil, Aljon Velasco, and Chrsitine Abosi (menswear).

Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Amazon Fashion