Footwear News and Nine West recently joined forces with NYC's Fashion Institute of Technology to launch the first ever Shoe Star contest. Seven student finalists were selected to compete over the next six months in a series of six challenges which test their ability to create innovative designs.
A panel of industry pros, including FN's editorial director Michael Atmore, Nine West creative director Fred Allard, FIT's professor and chairperson of the Accessories Design Program, Ellen Goldstein - along with a rotating list of celebrity judges - will critique each challenge, eliminating one contestant each round. The winner will be announced at the Fashion Footwear Association of New York tradeshow in June.
To see who makes the cut with Guest Celeb Judge Guiseppe Zanotti and wins the first Sketch Challenge - sketches of an evening shoe, sandal or flat, fantasy/wild card shoe, boot and an essay describing the inspiration - follow the action at FootwearNews.com & NineWest.com.
- Lesley Scott
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