The Fall 2019 semester capped off with exciting wins for several LIM College students. In scholarship projects run by the Accessories Council, innovative Fashion Merchandising students were recognized and rewarded for their outstanding sustainable fashion ideas and forward-looking product pitches.
Throughout the semester, groups of students in the Sustainability and the Future of Fashion course worked on new fashion accessory concepts for a specific brand. These ideas were then presented to one representative from the Accessories Council and one from the company whose product was being pitched.
Two teams split $2000 scholarships! They were:
- Sophomores Madison Lucas, Megan McLellan, and Kaylee Naedler, for their SAGA SIMPLE pitch, which focused on smaller, more affordable fur accessories. (Company: Saga Fur)
- Juniors Samantha Ingles, Isabella Rios, and Arianna Porcelli for their STREET STYLE collection, aimed at Millennial and Gen X customers who are drawn to sustainable brands and want everyday pieces. (Company: Charles & Colvard)
In the Next Generation Scholarship project, individual students developed and delivered product pitches to representatives from the Accessories Council, Marchon, and Xcel Brands:
- The first-place $2,000 scholarship recipient was senior Rosanna Garcia for her C. Wonder interchangeable earrings.
- Junior Jillian Backer received the second-place scholarship in the amount of $1,000, for her C. Wonder "airings."
Major congrats to these bright, hard-working students on their well-earned awards!