BCCC Fashion Design Student Carmen Green Wins National Competition

Press Release
For Immediate Release
March 1, 2013


Contact: Bill Fleming


BCCC Fashion Design Student Carmen Green Wins National Competition

Bests Aquafina Pure Challenge Event in New York City

Co-Sponsored by Project Runway
   BALTIMORE - Baltimore City Community College fashion design student Carmen Green was named the winner of the Aquafina Pure Challenge fashion competition Feb. 6 by a panel of former contestant-judges from the popular Bravo television series, Project Runway. The competition was held at the Empire Hotel Rooftop in New York City.

   As part of the competition, participating individuals uploaded photos and sketches of their original apparel design creations to the Aquafina Facebook page, from which 10 semifinalists were selected. The Aquafina Facebook community then selected four candidates from that group to compete in the final design competition.


   “The company gave us a t-shirt and a box full of stuff and - in the infamous words of [Project Runway’s] Tim Gunn - told us to ‘Make it Work,’” Green said. “We only had an hour to complete the challenge. I won $5,000 and a year’s supply of Aquafina. That was the ultimate prize!”


   Aquafina’s Pure Challenge is a fashion competition in which fashion designers create pieces that showcase the finalist’s creativity and individuality.


   “We’re pleased to have one of our students receive such an honor,” said professor Jean Nathlich. “As the only community college in the Baltimore region to offer a fashion design program, BCCC maintains a list of active alumni who regularly serve as guest lecturers and mentors to current students in fashion design,” she said. “This has given graduates the flexibility to continue their education at such prestigious institutions as the Fashion Institute of Technology or to become successful entrepreneurs in the fashion industry.”


   For more information, contact the BCCC Institutional Advancement office or professor Nathlich at 410-462-8405.