Winners Announced in Little Black Dress

 

Winners Announced in Little Black Dress Designer Student Fashion Design Competition

Winners of the 2014 Little Black Dress Designer student fashion design competition were unveiled Wednesday night, with the top Houston designers taking home a portion of $34,000 in scholarships.

The winning designs were showcased and announced during the 6th annual Little Black Dress Designer Fashion Show, which took place at House of Blues in downtown Houston.

The scholarship winners include:

1st Place: Gabby Ong (Houston Community College)
2nd Place: Claire Ferran (Houston Community College)
3rd Place: Natthakan Chomphuwiset (Houston Community College)
4th Place: Diana Perkins, Andrea Giralt-Brun and Judi Hallenbeck (Houston Community College)
5th Place: Phuong Thao Le (The Art Institute of Houston)

In addition to scholarships, the top 10 finalists from this year’s competition were awarded a summer-long apprenticeship with an industry mentor. During their apprenticeship, the students will work to re-make their designs at retail quality for local social icons referred to as “The Muses of LBDD.” The final designs will be unveiled this fall.

The 6th annual Little Black Dress Designer Fashion Show was sponsored by Audi Central Houston and honored Houston philanthropist Julia Anderson Frankel.

2014 Event Chairs: Shannon Hall, Debbie Pakzaban and Vivian Wise

2014 Muses of LBDD: Donae Chamosta, Yasmine Haddad, Ursaline Hamilton, Lucinda Loya, Beth Muecke, Judy Nyquist, Theresa Roemer, Roseann Rogers, Jessica Rossman and Holly Waltrip

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses3

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses3

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses4

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses4

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses5

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses5

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses6

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses6

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses7

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses7

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses8

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses8

Shannon Hall, Julia Anderson Frankel, Debbie Pakzaban, Jeff Shell, Vivian Wise

Shannon Hall, Julia Anderson Frankel, Debbie Pakzaban, Jeff Shell, Vivian Wise

Designer Joubaier Joubert, his model with muse Beth Meucke

Designer Joubaier Joubert, his model with muse Beth Meucke

Designer Jeannie Ly with muse Judy Nyquist

Designer Jeannie Ly with muse Judy Nyquist

Designer Claire Ferran, mentor Chloe Dao, Designer Judi Hallenbeck

Designer Claire Ferran, mentor Chloe Dao, Designer Judi Hallenbeck

Joubaier Joubert, mentor Toni Whitaker, Designer Daniel Amaya

Joubaier Joubert, mentor Toni Whitaker, Designer Daniel Amaya

Winner of 2014 LBDD Gabby Ong, model

Winner of 2014 LBDD Gabby Ong, model

Top 10 Little Black Dresses on Neal Hamil Agency models

Top 10 Little Black Dresses on Neal Hamil Agency models

Jeff Shell with top 10 Little Black Dresses on Neal Hamil Agency models

Jeff Shell with top 10 Little Black Dresses on Neal Hamil Agency models

Jeff Shell with top 10 Little Black Dress Designers

Jeff Shell with top 10 Little Black Dress Designers

Vitacca Dance Project2

Vitacca Dance Project2

#shellfie - Jeff Shell with top 10 Little Black Dress Designers

#shellfie - Jeff Shell with top 10 Little Black Dress Designers

Laura Greenberg, Marcy de Luna

Laura Greenberg, Marcy de Luna

Judy Nyquist, Chris Goins

Judy Nyquist, Chris Goins

Roseann Rogers, Kim Padgett

Roseann Rogers, Kim Padgett

Shannon Hall, Holly Waltrip, Mike Long

Shannon Hall, Holly Waltrip, Mike Long

Donae Chramosta, Jessica Rossman, Ursaline Hamilton

Donae Chramosta, Jessica Rossman, Ursaline Hamilton

Jill Shull, Bethany Buchanan

Jill Shull, Bethany Buchanan

Karina Barbieri, J. Michael Soliz, Gabriella Dror

Karina Barbieri, J. Michael Soliz, Gabriella Dror

Neal Hamil Agency models

Neal Hamil Agency models

Vicki Rizzo, Leisa Holland Nelson, Mauri Oliver

Vicki Rizzo, Leisa Holland Nelson, Mauri Oliver

Lenny Matuszewski, Tamara Bonar

Lenny Matuszewski, Tamara Bonar

Maryann McKeithan, Julia Anderson Frankel

Maryann McKeithan, Julia Anderson Frankel

Vitacca Dance Project

Vitacca Dance Project

Ernie Manouse, John Anger

Ernie Manouse, John Anger

Sydney Dao, Kim Dunn, Amber Willis

Sydney Dao, Kim Dunn, Amber Willis

Christine Thorp, Jared Lang

Christine Thorp, Jared Lang

Chloe Dao, Sameera Faridi, David Peck

Chloe Dao, Sameera Faridi, David Peck

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses2

Neal Hamil Agency models wearing designer’s dresses2