Fashion Design Senior Announced as ColorAMA Sustainability Award Finalist
Katherine Scott, a senior fashion design student in the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University has been announced as one of the finalists for the ColorAMA for Sustainability Award 4th ed. The only finalist from Kent State, Scott is one among 20 finalists for the award. The finalists this year come from various countries around the world including the United States, the U.K., France, Italy, Romania, South Korea, China, Australia, Egypt and Vietnam.
These finalists were selected by a jury of expects from the fashion industry including journalists, entrepreneurs, designers and professors. The jury selected students whose projects expressed the values and challenges that are represented by the mission for sustainability. They were judged on the originality and creativity of their mood boards, the representation of the selected colors and whether the colors follow the man color trends that were defined. Scott’s design project, as well as the projects of the other finalists, will be included in a brochure and presented at the Filmar stand in Pitti Filati, Florence in 2020.
The award was dedicated by the Italian-based cotton company, Filmar, ColorAMA and the Global Compact Network Italia for fashion students who drive the change for better sustainability practices in the fashion industry. ColorAMA is a web-based app that allows its users to experiment with different kinds of yarn in a sustainable way. The app allows its users to test out color combinations in different fashions and see these color combinations applied to various knitwear without wasting any real product. ColorAMA for Sustainability promotes the critical relationship between the world of fashion institutes and the actors of the sustainable fashion scenario.
Scott is not the first Kent State student to be considered for the award. In 2018, a group of four Kent State students were also named finalists for the award. Scott went solo on this project, focusing on the topic of climate change: “Rising global sea level is a critical consequence of climate change. As ocean waters warm, sea level rises and climate change-related threats like high tide and storm-surge flooding affects social, economic, and ecological ecosystem along the U.S. coasts.”
After graduating from Bluffton High School, Scott came to Kent State University in 2016. Since attending Kent State, Scott has received the Karen and Kenneth Conley Endowed Fashion Award for International Study in 2018. She is currently interning at National Safety Apparel. She will graduate in 2020.