This year marks the 11th edition of the annual “Stretch to the Future” design competition sponsored by RadiciSpandex Corp, maker of RadElast spandex. Headlining the event program as the honoree designer judge will be Tadashi Shoji, designer to A-list celebrities and socialites across the country. RadiciSpandex will once again partner with the Fashion School at Kent State University where judging will take place April 21 at the School’s New York City satellite studio.
Leading the judging process, Tadashi will be joined by textile executives, fashion journalists from trade and consumer publications and members from The Underfashion Club., which returns as sponsor of the competition’s lingerie award. Kent State Fashion School’s junior class will submit their designs in the swimwear, activewear, lingeries and evening wear categories. A winner from each category will be announced along with a Grand Prize winner culled from all categories.
Tadashi Shoji will be the recipient of this year’s RadiciSpandex “Stretch to the Future” Honoree Designer Award. “I’m very honored to accept RadiciSpandex’s invitation to be this year’s ‘Stretch to the Future’ celebrity judge,” said Tadashi. “Seeing what inspires today’s young designers continues to enlighten me.”
“We are truly honored that Tadashi Shoji has accepted the key role as celebrity judge on this our eleventh year for the ‘Stretch to the Future’ competition,” states Kim Hall, Marketing Manager at RadiciSpandex Corp. “Mr. Shoji is acclaimed for elegant and singular designs that have earned him accolades from fashion influencers and journalists alike. We are very excited to have a designer of his stature lead the judging process.”
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