Queretaro local and current fashion design student at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Daniela Gutierrez Arreguin.
This week, Daniela was named the recipient of the Council of Fashion Designers of American (CFDA) 2020 Liz Claiborne Design for Impactful Futures Scholar Award. This prestigious award is a $25,000 USD scholarship given to one university student each year since its founding in 2009. The award celebrates emerging designers and the next generation of leaders in sustainable fashion.
Daniela was honored for her collection, titled System Change, which aims to raise awareness of the climate crisis and sustainable fashion and was designed with maximum recyclability and reusability in mind. Outerwear pieces made out of repurposed billboards previously used for advertisements can be recycled when the garment reaches the end of its life. Additional pieces were created from different recycled cotton fabrics, such as denim, twill, and jersey. Natural cotton fabrics used in the collection can be composted.
SCAD’s internationally acclaimed fashion degree program, taught by industry-leading faculty, connects students to real-world opportunities and unprecedented experiences. SCAD fashion students graduate with coveted internship experience and polished portfolios, leading to rewarding successful careers. SCAD has helped shape the amazing careers of some of today’s top talent in fashion, including Recho Omondi, Christopher John Rogers, Carmela Osorio Lugo, and many more. With this honor, Daniela joins the prestigious group of SCAD students that have won more than 130 major fashion industry awards in the past four years including several prestigious CFDA accolades.