Fashion Design Students to Compete in Project Debussy, Boston Symphony Orchestra's 4th Annual Fashion Show Contest & Event
January 30, 2012
Newton, MA – Mount Ida College’s School of Fashion Design is pleased to announce that three of its Fashion Design students have been selected to compete in the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 4th Annual Fashion Contest and Event to be held on February 2, 2012 at Symphony Hall. Please join us in extending our best wishes for continued success as they prepare to compete: Htwe Htwe Han ’14, Yangon, Myanmar, Katie Kim ‘13, Seoul, Korea; and Yannery Burgos ‘14, Lawrence, MA.
“Three out of the 10 finalists chosen by the Boston Symphony Orchestra are Mount Ida Fashion Design students. We are delighted by our representation and the opportunity this contest offers our students. Experiential learning is the cornerstone of our program and a key reason why students choose Mount Ida,” stated Dr. Phyllis Misite, Professor and Director, Fashion Design, Mount Ida College.
About Project Debussy, Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Fashion Contest & Event
For the past four years, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has invited fashion design students to compete in its Annual Fashion Contest and Event. This year’s contest, Project Debussy, will feature evening wear designs by 11 talented fashion students affiliated with schools throughout New England. The students’ designs reflect one of the most inspiring composers of all-time, Claude-Achille Debussy. Fashion experts will be on hand to vote for their favorite design. Winners will be selected and announced on February 2, 2012 at the post-concert reception and fashion show. Prizes will be awarded. To learn more about Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Project Debussy fashion contest and Mount Ida's fashion designers, visit http://www.bso.org/brands/bso/plan-your-visit/explore-the-music/symphonyplus/project-debussy.aspx.
About Fashion Design at Mount Ida College
The Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design emphasizes an integrated, applied approach, incorporating real-world fashion design applications and academics. Students study all facets of fashion design through hands-on instruction in a variety of courses that reflect current industry trends. Classes in art, draping, sewing, patternmaking, illustration, tailoring, CAD, and presentation lead to studio work that gives students the opportunity to show their talent and originality. With small classes and generous studio time, students receive personal attention with convenient access to fashion design software.