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Making It a Parsons Tradition: Students Win CFDA Awards (Again)



Four Parsons Fashion students received coveted Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) student scholarships, announced at this year’s CFDA Awards ceremony on June 7 at Lincoln Center.

Carmen Chen Wu
was awarded the $25,000 Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship, the top student design honor, while Yuen Chi Lo and Lauren Burnet each received $10,000 CFDA Scholarships. Paul Negron was also recognized with an Honorable Mention CFDA Scholarship.

Students from across the country submitted applications, which were judged by a panel of industry experts that included Kim Hastreiter, Russell Nardozza, Doo-Ri Chung, Maria Cornejo, Richard Lambertson, and Anna Sui. This year’s recipients join a storied list of talented young Parsons alumni to receive the honors, including Peter Som (1996), Jack McCollough (2001) of Proenza Schouler, and Chris Benz (2003).

A nonprofit trade association of America’s foremost fashion and accessory designers, the CFDA promotes fashion design as an American cultural force. Dedicated to nurturing talented young designers, the CFDA awards yearly scholarships totaling $130,000 that fund fashion design education.

For more information, please visit www.cfda.org.



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