Alumna Alana Tolliver Represents Kent State in 2021 SUPIMA Design Competition

School of Fashion alumna Alana Tolliver (Fashion Design, '21) will represent Kent State in the 14th annual SUPIMA Design Competition on Thurs., Sept. 9, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. The competition's fashion show will be broadcast live on SUPIMA's website and on Instagram.

Fashion School alumna Alana Tolliver
Tolliver was chosen as Kent State's representative after a rigorous selection process and is eligible to win $10,000 if her collection takes the top prize. Tolliver worked through the summer to create the SUPIMA cotton fabric-based collection that will premiere on the Fifth Avenue runway as part of New York Fashion Week. Tolliver's collection is focused on her design specialty of sustainable maximalism.

"The goal behind this collection is to tackle my self-doubt as a designer and my more maximal aesthetic," said Tolliver. "Through this collection, I want to prove to myself that I am a good designer and that being loud and eclectic is not inherently tacky. This collection continues with my exploration of the concept of sustainability and maximalism and how I as a designer can cater to a more maximal customer in a way that is considered sustainable."

To watch the 2021 SUPIMA competition and to learn more about Alana Tolliver and her collection, visit the links below:

Watch on SUPIMA Website

Watch on the SUPIMA Website

Watch on SUPIMA Instagram

Watch on SUPIMA Instagram

Learn More About Alana Tolliver

Learn More About Alana Tolliver

 

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Media Contact:

Joni Koneval, 330-672-0116, jkoneval@kent.edu

POSTED: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 2:56pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 3:57pm