Unique designs by winners Oli Carrillo and Allegra Abrams are available at select Pacsun locations and Pacsun.com
LOS ANGELES, February 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Pacsun unveiled two exclusive collections from the winners of its recent gender-neutral design competition, in partnership with the Fashion Scholarship Fund.
Last year, Oli Carrillo and Allegra Abramsboth FSF graduates and FSF Class of 2021 Scholars, have had the opportunity to work with Pacsun’s product and development teams to develop and manufacture their gender-neutral winning collections, and now their co- marked are placed on the market.
Both collections are available starting today for three months at select Pacsun outlets nationwide, including flagship SOHO and DTLA, as well as Pacsun.com/unisex.
“Working with the FSF designers was an inspiring process. Seeing the strong and passionate vision of young people come to life was truly rewarding. Both designers had a clear perspective and were able to help implement that perspective at such an early stage. of their careers reminds us of all the reasons we got into this business,” said Dom Chavez, design director at Pacsun.
“We are thrilled to see the creative visions of our alumni… Oli Carrillo and Allegra Abrams — come to life as the culmination of this incredibly rewarding partnership. The FSF shares Pacsun’s commitment to providing a more diverse and inclusive space for young talent, from all walks of life, to thrive within the fashion industry,” said Peter Arnoldexecutive director of the Fashion Scholarship Fund.
Carrillo, of New Yorkfound inspiration for their collection in Southern California skate culture, punk rock and graffiti, while Abrams, from Minneapolisfocused its “Love to the People” collection on the importance of positivity and spreading love by uplifting others and filling empty hearts with optimism.
“It was important to me to look at a juxtaposition of energy and mannerisms when designing the graphics. I want to respond to a contrasting binary of emotion, so the graphics and prints don’t stick to femininity or sophistication. singular masculinity,” said Carrillo, “It was important to blend both masculine and feminine in the same image(s) so that these graphics would stand on their own, so they could be styled in any type of closet. or outfit.”
“The collection reflects my love for fusing traditionally masculine and feminine design elements,” Abrams noted. “My aesthetic as a designer focuses on aspects of 70s fashion and references black culture. This collection integrates my personal design and style aesthetic with sporty and retro apparel. More importantly, the collection “Love to the People” represents my constant goal of pushing inclusivity and diversity in the fashion industry.”
“Our partnership with the FSF has really allowed us to help nurture the next generation of design talent,” said Brie Olson, President of Pacsun, “It has been extremely rewarding to watch these young people bring their designs to life, and we’re really excited to introduce Oli’s and Allegra’s creations to our consumers and hopefully be able to showcase more amazing talent in the near future.”
Images from the collection are available here.
Pacsun is also a sponsor of the Fashion Scholarship Funds Class of 2022 scholarship program, and on January 6ten recipients received 2022 Pacsun scholarships, as well as grants from $7,500. To learn more, visit https://www.fashionscholarshipfund.org/.
Pacsun is a leading specialty retailer offering an array of emerging brands and trending fashion through the lens of youth culture. In the contemporary, streetwear and active lifestyle markets, Pacsun partners with the best brands to offer curated collections, rare and exclusive products and creative collaborations at all levels. Founded in 1980, Newport, CALIFORNIA. Organized in Los Angeles. Follow @pacsun on Instagram, TwitterFacebook and TikTok.
About the Fashion Scholarship Fund
The Fashion Scholarship Fund is the leading nonprofit organization focused on education and workforce development in the United States. The FSF works directly with the country’s most talented young students, from diverse backgrounds and winners. $1 million each year in scholarships to help these students succeed in all areas of industry, including design, merchandising, marketing analytics, and supply chain. The FSF also offers scholars a wide range of internship and career opportunities, mentorship, networking, professional development, and unparalleled access to the industry’s most influential leaders and companies.
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