See the final results of the Eastman Naia Design Challenge09 October 2017
The Eastman Naia Design Challenge with O’More college may be over but we are loving the final results and thought you would love to see them too!
Ashleigh Cain’s winning design was inspired by the Chinese Dynasty, specifically the invention of paper lanterns, which influenced the dress’s silhouette and texture. Her slim fitted dress is covered in pleated detailing, which she decided on because of Naia’s ability to hold press. She actually wishes she could have put more pleats on her design and extended them to the waistline. She spent ten hours ironing each of the four pleated strips!
After this experience, Cain is now considering grad school, working under a designer, or starting her own business. We look forward to see what she does in the future!