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  • Profile:

    Eileen Pappas is a knitwear designer and graduate of Parsons the New School for Design with several years of industry experience in New York City. Over the course of her studies, Eileen completed a variety of professional internships at Donna Karan Collection, Stoll FTNY, St. John Knits, and Gigi Burris Millinery, and produced knitwear development for Billy Reid and Simon Miller. Her greatest honor was winning the 2012 CFDA Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship Award. Eileen has worked as a designer at numerous brands across a wide range of markets and price points, including White + Warren, 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Ellen Tracy, 1.STATE, DesignNation for Kohl's, Daisy Fuentes, as well as handknit development for Donna Karan Collection and private label work for Anthropologie. She is also a portfolio reviewer for the ParsonsXTeenVogue Certificate in Fashion Industry Essentials.

    Degrees Held:

    Parsons The New School for Design, BFA with Honors in Fashion Design

    Brown University, BA with Honors in Architectural Studies

    Research Interests:

    Knitwear, Textiles, Digital Illustration

    Awards And Honors:

    2013 Parsons Portfolio of the Year, one of four nominees

    2013 Kering x Parsons "Empowering Imagination" competition, finalist

    2012 CFDA/Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship, winner

    2012 All Japan Fashion Teachers International Fashion Sketch Contest, first prize

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