PCC fashion design student takes first place in competition | Community Spirit
A fashion design student, Rose Genzman, from Pima Community College, took first place in a citywide design competition during the fifth annual disABLED Divaz Fashion Show.
“Winning this award is a special honor,” Genzman said. "I love creating patterns, designing clothing is something that comes from within.”
The competition sponsored by the Aurora Foundation, puts local designers to the test by battling against one another for the best custom-designed outfits. Models then get to strut them down the runway and keep each design.
As a first place winner of the design competition, Genzman has also earned an opportunity to create a custom garment for Kelly Rowland. A Grammy Award-winning singer, actress and founder of I Heart My Girlfriends.
"For women with disabilities, in particular physical disabilities, having a chance to wear fashionable clothing like their nondisabled counterparts is vital for self-esteem and having a positive outlook," said Nancy Spaulding, Fashion Design Instructor.
“Rose is an exceptional student with a lot of determination to be the best,” said Spaulding. “This honor could open doors that she never dreamed possible.”