Micha Seto, Owner of Blooming Boutique and University of Delaware alum, recently was a guest judge at the University of Delaware’s Synergy Fashion Show held on May 4th, 2019. The annual fashion show is put on by Fashion Department students and showcases student designs. With over 500 attendees, the fashion show is quite a large production!
This year, students submitted designs in 4 categories including What Empowers You, Zero Waste, WGSN: Common Ground (fashion trend predictor), and Senior Collections. With the empowerment category, students were to create ensembles that exemplify what empowerment means to them. The Zero Waste category challenged students to make designs that generated little to no waste, as normally 15-20% of fabric used to produce clothing ends up in a landfill. The third category, students were asked to read the WGSN: Common Ground reports for men’s, women’s and youth and generate designs that celebrate the differences between communities. The Senior students were challenged to create a capstone collection containing 3-5 looks around a central theme.
Each designer was evaluated on Craftsmanship, Aesthetics, Originality and Use of Theme on a 10 point scale. Three looks were brought to the stage at one time allowing the judges a few minutes to ask questions and learn more about the designs including questions about inspiration, fabric, and garment design.
Wing Tang took best in show with her gorgeous Escargot inspired designs in the Zero Waste Category. Micha greatly enjoyed her time back at her alma mater and looks forward to continued involvement with the University of Delaware Fashion Department.