Third Place Winner—Karina Rasmussen
Karina Rasmussen is a new (spring 2014) BFA graduate specializing in Textile Design. Rasmussen chose the Existence megatrend for the contest, drawing inspiration from the natural habitats and landscapes of the Arctic. Her collection of textural prints and graphics features elements of snowy-peaked mountains, crystalized ice and morning frost, along with a floral contrast of midsummer blooms.
Over the past few years, Rasmussen’s interest in the study of textiles has developed into a passion for creating dynamic designs while exploring innovative techniques. She’s open to a career in a variety of fields, such as fashion or interiors. Her goal is to continue to grow within the dynamic fashion industry; she plans to enhance her skills and discover new design practices through experience and facing new challenges.
More Fashion Students Selected as Emerging Talents
In addition, five students were named by Stylesight as Emerging Talents: Andrea Nyberg, MFA; Ashley Curley, BFA; Hong Ni, MFA; Lisa Voong, BFA; and Yeosang Jung, MFA.
Doreen Du, an MFA student in the School of Fashion, contributed reporting for this article.
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