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Judges 2017

This is the second round of judging that takes place on the runway, where fashion professionals are invited to view all the collections on the Runway stage. Lending their industry expertise, our judges select their favorite designer/Best in Show.

Judging Criteria

Adherence to event theme
Creativity and quality of garment construction
Performance on the runway
Use of materials


Special Guest Judge:

Ade Samuel, '07

Celebrity stylist and designer, Ade Samuel

A NYC native, Ade has been apart of the high fashion world since 2007, starting her career in publications ranging from W Magazine, Teen Vogue and CR Fashion Book. Her most recent success was her transition from fashion editorial in NYC to becoming one of LA’s most recognized celebrity stylist.

Utilizing her keen eye for art and fashion as well, her knowledge and background within the fashion industry, Ade Samuel launched her self titled luxury shoe collection in 2016. 

Crafted in Florence Italy with luxurious leathers, Ade Samuel shoes caters to the woman that embraces her bold style. She is classy yet daring; glamorous yet edgy- cool but never trendy, is that you? 




Marla Coniglio

Executive VP of Sales at Eastman Machine


Patti Lawley '85



Luke Copping

Photographer, Luke Copping Photography


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