Fashion Design Senior Ryun Harrison was awarded a $2,500 scholarship by CMH Fashion Week for his fashion-forward vision and designs.
The inaugural award included funding from CMH Fashion Week, Capital Style, and SAKS Fifth Avenue and was presented to Harrison Thursday evening during the Philanthropy Meets Fashion event held at CCAD’s MindMarket.
“It’s an affirmation of what I’ve spent three years working towards,” Harrison said of the award. “This scholarship is not only an honor, but a way to fully realize a vision I’ve had for quite some time.”
Part of that vision, a garment from his genderless, nature-inspired line Lament of a Magpie, will be on display during the final CMH Fashion Week runway show Saturday, Oct. 12.
CCAD Chair of Fashion Design Suzanne Cotton was one of the faculty members involved in choosing the recipient. She said Harrison’s style and strong work ethic make him a worthy recipient.
“His look is fashion forward, which is really the direction of CMH Fashion Week,” Cotton said. “Ryun has always exceeded expectations. Whatever he’s been asked to do, he does more.”
CMH Fashion Week highlights Columbus’ fashion industry, including designers, photographers, and models, with runway shows, fundraisers, and panel discussions with some of the industry’s frontrunners.
By awarding this scholarship to an up-and-coming designer, the event also goes beyond the runway, said Director of CMH Fashion Week Thomas McClure.
“Our mission has been to provide a platform to promote local designers, talent, and businesses as well as scholarship for emerging designers,” McClure said. “We could not think of a more talented and deserving recipient [than Harrison].”
Harrison attended Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta,GA.
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