Style Watch: NC State design students win YMA Fashion Scholarships

Four N.C. State students were recently awarded scholarships from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit made up of influential members of the fashion industry that works to offer support and encouragement to young people pursuing careers in design, merchandising, retailing and business.

Fashion and textile management majors Megan Stitt, Molly Gibson and Tyler Jackson, along with fashion and textile design major Kimberly Ring, were selected from a pool of 400 applicants from more than 40 schools to receive $5,000 scholarships from the fund.

The scholarship winners will be honored during the Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards dinner on Jan. 12 in New York City.

Trunk Show

The Lea-Ann Belter trunk show at Traditions by Anna bridal boutique in Raleigh continues through Saturday. Gowns are made in Toronto and reverse-stitched and silk-lined and feature hand-sewn pearls, Austrian crystals and delicate embroidery. Gowns range in price from $2,300 to $5,000. To schedule an appointment, call 919-783-8652.

Spoonflower Expands

Spoonflower, the Durham-based digital fabric printing company, is taking its create-your-own fabric model abroad with a new location in Berlin, Germany. The company is currently setting up shop in a temporary location in the city’s ÏMA Design Village, which also houses the German outpost of Etsy, while renovating what will be their permanent location in the Berlin borough of Neukölln. The company will offer its custom fabric printing services to a new European audience through this new venture. Visit to learn more about the company and its expansion.

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