Student Designers Compete for Scion

We love Dallas for many reasons, and the amazing local designers that our city produces makes us especially proud to call Big D home.

Apparently, our reputation for fostering the fashionably talented is no secret, leading car company Scion to host a major competition for Dallas' student designers from UNT, TWU, El Centro, and the Art Institute.

With co-sponsors including Vitamin Water and Campbell-Wagner Runway, Scion will be giving away $10,000 to one lucky designer during their upcoming runway event, which is appropriately titled "Scion Driving Fashion."

Ten student finalists were chosen after submitting portfolios and idea boards, and on June 22, each of the top 10 will have the chance to show four looks on Scion's catwalk.

Cesar Arzola (UNT), Elvira Diaz (El Centro), Mitsu Ishikawa (El Centro), Akisha Kirkland (TWU), Neil Marek (UNT), Antonio Orozco (El Centro), Kyle Ramirez (Art Institute), Robbie Richard (UNT), Emmanuel Tobias (UNT), and Bao Tran (UNT) make up the final 10, and each designer has been asked to create a look inspired by Scion's sleek aesthetic to include in the pieces they will show on the runway this Wednesday.

Every competitor presented their four looks to Scion's panel of judges, including Kate Wagner and Jack Son, prior to the event for a down-to-the-seams inspection, and the big winner will be selected based on the strength and runway presence of their Scion-specific design.

We can't wait to check out the gorgeous collections and the killer runway show produced by Rob Cahill and Amrel Revilo Productions.

To join in the fun, don't miss the event at Scion's Lewisville showroom, 1547 S. Stemmons Freeway, from 7 to 9 p.m.; admission is free with registration online

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