Fashion Design Students Win Awards at State Competition

April 21, 1997

Baylor University fashion design students came home with two awards from the Texas Food and Fiber Competition, a state-wide contest which was held at the Dallas Apparel Mart.

Lauda Sander, a sophomore from Houston, was named Rising Young Designer and was awarded $100, and Jamie Hasty, a senior from Seward, Alaska, won an honorable mention in the mohair division. She also received a $100 prize.

Sander's winning garment was a sun dress made out of cotton and woven satin ribbon. Hasty designed a purple mohair suit that featured decorative stitching and interesting fabric manipulation.

"This was a significant win for us. We took six students to the competition, and two won awards," said Dr. Judith Lusk, professor of family and consumer sciences.

The competition was open to all schools in Texas that have fashion design programs. More than 200 garments were entered in the competition. Baylor was the only private university that entered the contest.

For more information, contact Lusk at 755-3626

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