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TOP DESIGN COMPETITION WINNER 2018

Jacob Burkett

This passionate and driven Mississippi State recent graduate brought home the golden award for the 2018 Top Designer Competition. As an emerging designer Jacob Burkett strives to impact the fashion industry with his vision that creates clothing in which “enhance the female figure and boost confidence and self-love.” From his fashion focused study tour in France and Italy to being named New Orleans Fashion Week Top Designer, Burkett is extremely dedicated to his work. His designs were inspired by Korean street style and music.”  Jacob feels “a woman deserves to feel beautiful and sexy” and he successfully conveyed that vision through his collections presented at New Orleans Fashion Week.” Burkett did a fantastic job of embracing his cutting-edge designs and showcasing his aesthetic style on the runway. Competing with nine other talented and emerging designers from the Southern region, Jacob Burkett wowed both the audience and the judges. The future is nothing but bright for this young man, as he is moving forward after New Orleans Fashion Week with a newfound confidence and a rekindled passion for his art.  

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Jacob’s prize package included a Project Runway Brother’s Sewing Machine provided by allbrands.com, Ninety-day in-store placement of his fashion collection at Hemline, Metairie Rd., Professional photo shoot with photographer Gustavo Escanelle, Fashion feature story in Moi Magazine, Midori Makeup Artistry makeup service, Design/Development Consultation with Jessica Osborn, Privy Label.

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