Besting a formidable group of contenders (all older, all female), 11-year-old fashion prodigy Grant Mower of Flower Mound was named the winner of Terry Costa’s Catwalk Designer Competition on Monday.
This first-ever event at the Preston Road bridal and formal wear boutique combined judging by a group of local industry professionals and voting by the general public. Mower’s winning look will be produced by Nick Yeah of Impression Bridal and XCite/Xtreme Prom. It will be available at Terry Costa for the 2012 prom season.
Mower explained via phone Tuesday that he was caught off-guard by the news, coming as it did during an afternoon football game with a few of his friends. Once he caught his breath, however, he realized, “It was a pretty good victory!”
Fascinated by fashion for as long as he can remember, the middle schooler has big plans for his future. “I don't just want to be a fashion designer,” he says. “I want to be a haute couturier."
Idolizing Karl Lagerfeld, Mower pours over runway looks from Chanel and Fendi (after he finishes his homework, we presume). To that end, we asked this up-and-comer to name a few of his favorite trends for the fall season. His picks include fur, the color black, and anything “with a sheen”. You heard it here first.