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Student wins international fashion design scholarship

on Friday,November 13,2009 20:11

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At this year''s Arts of Fashion Competition and Symposium, an international design celebration sponsored by Drexel University, a graduate student in the fashion design program won a scholarship to a prestigious fashion academy in France.

The symposium''s annual runway competition drew 50 design students representing 20 countries all vying for the chance to study at the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode in Paris, a government-run couture academy that has been linked to several of the top design houses in France.

The winner, Milka Osoro, feverishly labored over her garments, working several 12 to 14 hour days over the past month in an attempt to complete her layered silk gowns.

"This whole experience has been unreal," she says. "It still hasn''t quite hit me, but I can imagine the different opportunities it will give me in the future. It encourages me to continue to follow my dreams and never stop being passionate."

In addition to the runway competition, the event also hosted a series of lectures, exhibitions, showrooms and master classes from noted industry professionals like Anthony Vaccarello, Christian Wijnants and Aurore Thibout.
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