Cushnie et Ochs
Parsons designers were recently honored with prominent fashion industry awards.
Alumni Carly Cushnie (BFA ’07) and Michelle Ochs (BFA ’07) of Cushnie et Ochs, and Flora Gill (BFA ’02) and Alexa Adams (BFA ’02) of Ohne Titel recently received the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award, which includes $25,000 to fund a runway show at New York Fashion Week. Each year, vintage wine company Ecco Domani honors seven up-and-coming designers/labels who represent the future of fashion. This year’s winners join a long list of Parsons alumni who have been selected for the award, including Peter Som, Thakoon Panichgul, Doo Ri Chung, Derek Lam, and Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough of Proenza Schouler.
Current student Christine Wu was named a 2009 Geoffrey Beene Scholarship Fund recipient at the 2009 FSF Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Dinner on January 7. Wu, a menswear designer, is one of four students selected from hundreds of applicants to receive the $25,000 scholarship, which supports fashion education costs and facilitates internships, mentorships, and career programs. The Geoffrey Beene Scholarship Fund awards $400,000 annually to promising fashion design students, and is considered one of the most prestigious student design awards in the country.