ELLE captures emerging designers during the ELLE FASHION | NEXT runway competition, such as this design by Carlie Hougen (BFA 2013).
October 10, 2013

Runway Footage Showcases SAIC Designers at NYFW

A new webisode posted on ELLE.com showcases SAIC designers during the ELLE FASHION | NEXT competition in New York City.  The three minute video captures SAIC President Walter Massey as he accepts the ELLE FASHION | NEXT Design Award on behalf of Carlie Hougen (MFA 2013). “I love that the winner that we picked for ELLE magazine wasn’t even here tonight because she’s already working!” says ELLE Fashion Director Joe Zee of Hougen. “She’s deep in the industry, working for Top Shop in England. That is why we do this.” In other fashion news, Racked named SAIC’s annual fashion show and gala THE WALK Chicago’s “Best Local Fashion Event” on October 10.   The publication’s “2013 Racked Awards” celebrate “the best of local shopping and fashion” across seven categories.  THE WALK beat out nominees Fashion Focus, Chicago's Fashion Week, Macy's Glamorama, the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival, and Columbia College Chicago's Fashion Chicago.