August 30 2014

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Justin Chu and Mijia Zhang Win the “Empowering Imagination” Student Design Competition



It started with fourteen graduating Parsons BFA Fashion Design students. Each one presented their thesis collections to a panel of industry insiders, including Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier,’s Dirk Standen, and others, to win a young designer’s dream opportunity. All fourteen Parsons and Kering “Empowering Imagination” finalists debuted their collections exclusively on, and today we are pleased to announce the winners.


Justin Chu (top) and Mijia Zhang (above) received top honors, and honorable mention goes to Ximon Lee. In addition to internships with one of Kering’s twenty-two luxury brands, both winners will receive mentorship from Take a closer look at the winners and all the finalists here.

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