New York, NY – Stylesight, the leading global provider of trend content, tools and technology for the fashion and style industries, announces the eighth consecutive season of its noted Student Prints & Graphics Competition. Stylesight hosts the international contest to support and share emerging artists with the industry, and introduce exciting Prints & Graphics to Stylesightʼs global subscribers.
“Stylesightʼs diverse subscriber base is constantly on the search for the latest design talent,” said Isham Sardouk, Senior Vice President of Trend Forecasting. “This competition began as a small initiative to introduce the industry to young, talented designers. With seven seasons of overwhelming success, we look forward to engaging additional schools from around the world to participate and share their talented studentsʼ exceptional Prints & Graphics work.”
Stylesightʼs Paris-based Forecasting Team oversees the competition and will select the best and brightest young talent in Prints & Graphics design from noteworthy design schools. Participating schools for the S/S 12 season are Willem De Kooning in Holland, The University of Central Lancashire in The UK, The Academy of Art – San Francisco and Philadelphia University in The United States, and Vantan Design Institute in Tokyo. All students are invited to create a series of exclusive Prints & Graphics to be judged by a team of experts, led by Stylesightʼs Senior Vice President of Trend Forecasting, Isham Sardouk. The designs are judged on the quality of work, the level of creativity, cohesiveness and flawless execution. S/S 12 winners will be announced in November 2010.
Stylesight congratulates last seasonʼs (F/W 11) first place winners, Alex Romaniewicz of The University of Central Lancashire, and Jennifer Isaza of The Academy of Art - San Francisco. First place winners receive a $1,000 scholarship, while second place is awarded an internship opportunity with Stylesightʼs Forecasting Atelier in Paris, or in the New York headquarter offices.
Stylesight is the leading provider of online trend forecasting and product development tools for creative professionals in the fashion and style industries. Founded in 2003 by apparel manufacturing veteran, Frank Bober, Stylesight is headquartered in New York with satellite offices stationed in fashion capitals worldwide.