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Siempre Mujer Magazine Sponsors Best Use of Color Award at 2014 Fashion Institute of Technology The Future of Fashion Runway Show

Editor-in-Chief Maria Cristina Marrero to Judge the College's Most Talented Graduating Fashion Designers for the Second Year

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Siempre Mujer magazine, the largest beauty, fashion, and lifestyle magazine for Latinas, today announced that Editor-in-Chief Maria Cristina Marrero will join a prestigious panel of judges to select the winner of the second-annual Siempre Mujer-sponsored Best Use of Color Award for The Future of Fashion, the Fashion Institute of Technology's (FIT) annual end-of-year runway show.

The Best Use of Color award is given to the student designer whose use of color most enhances the design of his or her garment. The winning look will be selected during Judging Day on April 22, presented at the final The Future of Fashion show on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at FIT's John E. Reeves Great Hall. The designer will also be featured in Siempre Mujer in a "Key to Success" feature.

"Siempre Mujer is so excited to return to The Future of Fashion show," says Marrero. "I'm looking forward to seeing the freshest designs from up-and-coming talent, and judging how they incorporate color to enhance their garments in innovative and expressive ways."

FIT's The Future of Fashion is the place for established designers, editors, and other VIPs to preview the fashion industry's most promising young designers. Approximately 85 designers will be selected from a class of 160 students to present fall 2014 looks in the four women's wear specializations offered at FIT, including sportswear, special occasion, knitwear and intimate apparel, plus children's wear. The professionally produced show also showcases a capsule collection by graduating Fashion Design students who spent their final year at the college's Milan campus at the Politecnico di Milano.

The media and fashion industry professionals selecting the 85 looks for this year's runway are Bryan Boy (blogger, BryanBoy.com), Kate Betts (author, contributor CNN, NPR's Marketplace, Travel & Leisure and Elle Decor), Alana Kelen (stylist, MTV Networks), Colleen Sherin (senior fashion director, Saks Fifth Avenue), Lilliana Vasquez (founder, CheapChicas.com; author of The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style), and Beagy Zielinski (founder, L'Armoire Du Stylist).

The nine major designers and design houses that mentored students as they created their final collections include Kate Williams from Donna Karan (knitwear), Reiko Waisglass from Phillip Lim (knitwear), Rebecca Minkoff (sportswear), Daniel Vosovic (sportswear), Felicia Zivkovic from Lela Rose (sportswear), Brandon Sun (sportswear), Mathieu Mirano (special occasion), Jennifer Zuccarini from Fleur du Mal (intimate apparel), and Lisa di Napoli from Tommy Hilfiger Kids (children's wear). Each designer will also choose one outstanding garment in his or her category to receive a special Critics Award.

The Future of Fashion show is supported by generous donations from Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Inc., and MAC. Support for the show's video presentation is provided by Chico's FAS.

MAC and its team of makeup artists will also provide makeup artistry for the show, celebrity hairstylist John Barrett of John Barrett Salon, located on the penthouse floor of New York's Bergdorf Goodman, will direct a team of hairstylists, and Refinery 29 New York Editor Annie Georgia Greenberg will provide fashion styling.

While admission is by invitation only, the show will be streamed live on the web at fitnyc.edu/futureoffashion and in FIT's Haft Auditorium.

ABOUT SIEMPRE MUJER

Launched in 2005, Siempre Mujer is the only magazine written for, by and about the modern U.S. Hispanic woman who is actualizing her goal of success. With fresh, authentic and inspiring content, Siempre Mujer has become one of the leading Spanish language women's magazines and the Latina's source for the things she cares about most; beauty, style, fitness, fashion, arts, culture, and career, helping her be the best woman she can be, a leader, a doer, and a role model. Siempre Mujer reaches 1.7 million readers every issue, and is published on a bi-monthly basis. Siempremujer.com provides the latest in beauty and fashion trends, and original editorial content about relationships, current events, celebrity news and entertainment.

ABOUT THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a college of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace. 

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