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Apparel | Sunday, September 18, 2011

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SUPIMA IN THE NEWS: Business Insider

By Nancy Boyd

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NEW YORK—Few in the fashion world have the “insider” status of Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, a founder of the Gilt Groupe.

In the course of New York Fashion Week, she’s in the front row for all the major shows. All the elite private presentations. All the best launches and parties.

So, during the recently concluded Fashion Week, what did she find most inspiring?

Supima’s show.

I was personally most inspired this fashion week by acting as a judge for the Supima Design Competition. Four of the top fashion design schools in the U.S. selected two students to compete in creating a small collection of ready to wear using Supima cotton. I was honored to judge their work and blown away by the creativity of these eight students. Each collection was unique and no two designers came up with anything similar, even though they were given the same raw materials. Jusil Carroll from FIT won the competition and I gave her collection the highest score. Stay tuned, I am sure this is just the first act for this bright young female designer.

Read the rest of her rundown here.

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