Seventeen will help scout out, and subsequently feature, the next crop of design talents chez Parsons, The Daily can exclusively reveal. Aya Kanai, the Hearst glossy’s executive fashion director (she also holds the same role at Cosmo), will be helping select the Womenswear Designer Of The Year winner at the Parsons Fashion Benefit at the Javits Center on Tuesday. Then, the lucky burgeoning talent will be featured in the September issue of Seventeen, along with a trio of other standout Parsons design students. Also, look out for a behind the scene vid of the winning womenswear designer on Seventeen.com. Talk about a resume boost, non?
“I’ve loved watching the graduating BFA class at Parsons go on to achieve great things in the fashion industry, so I couldn’t be more excited about partnering with Parsons for our September fashion issue,” said Michelle Tan, Seventeen‘s EIC, in a statement. “Our readers are all about what’s new and next, so it’s the perfect place to celebrate and showcase the winning students’ looks.”