LIM COLLEGE STUDENTS WIN $10,000 IN AMAZON FASHION STUDIO SESSIONS

LIM College’s womenswear team took second place in the Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions. Rufina Yusupova, Danielle Pujia, Marisa Karenchak, Maleeka Harmon, and Danielle Kassof will split a $10,000 cash prize for their efforts in the third annual 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) was 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 each assembled two five-person teams. One team created a women’s fashion campaign image; the other, a menswear image. Amazon Fashion  provided each team a dedicated photography bay, as well as all the tools the competing students needed — models, hair and makeup, wardrobe, props, equipment — to create a compelling editorial message.

Each team required 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.

Professional industry mentors advised students throughout the day. After the teams presented their final work, Amazon Fashion executives  selected the winning editorials.

LIM College’s teams were supervised by Professor Derek Cockle. The students who competed on the menswear team were Melody Cheung, Jasmine Wright, Ayanna McNeil, Aljon Velasco, and Chrsitine Abosi.

Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Amazon Fashion