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MSU students win at state fashion event
RIDGELAND -- Two Mississippi State University apparel, textiles, and merchandising students recently took home honors from the 2014 Project Rezway fashion show in Ridgeland.
Laura Richardson, a sophomore from Madison, won best in show and first place in the high fashion category. Jesse Newton, a sophomore from Eupora, won first place in evening couture.
The annual fashion show focuses on the use of recycled materials. Richardson and Newton based their designs on materials donated by their sponsor for the event, Southwire Company.
Charles Freeman, assistant professor in the School of Human Sciences, said Project Rezway can be particularly challenging as recycled materials are used to create the clothes.
“The students have to think creatively when using these materials,” said Freeman. “Project Rezway challenges students to be innovative and think outside of the box.”
Project Rezway is a statewide competition hosted by Keep the Rez Beautiful, a nonprofit organization dedicated to litter cleanup, litter prevention, and the beautification of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The 2014 event was held at the Mississippi Craft Center.
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