Supima’s Project Runway-style Fabric Throwdown for Emerging Designers

Last night, we caught the Supima, Project Runway-style challenge and runway show for 21 emerging designers. Supima, the non-profit organization that promotes small Pima cotton farmers in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas, had the designers turn out evening gown-style pieces in three basic fabrics (all cotton, of course): knits, denim/chambray, and superfine shirting. No easy feat, indeed. We were especially smitten with the denim frocks, cocktail dresses, and gowns that came down the runway—the flirty denim shift created by the winner, Kimenna in particular. The asymmetric, ruched-front hem and hidden pockets reminded us a bit of Erin Fetherston's work. And, in true Project Runway style, we spotted Jerry Tam (designer of FORM and former contestant in the last season of PR) sitting front row. Wonder which look he thought should've taken home the prize?

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