The National Stationery Show® (NSS) and Kate’s Paperie have named LIM College students Alexis Michaelides and Margaret Carroll as winners in “The Paper Runway” competition, for “Feather Fantasy.” The paper fashion contest and exhibit was a feature of NSS 2011, offering some 11,000 attendees a unique demonstration of the paper-fashion relationship. The students will receive a $1,000 cash prize and window display at Kate’s Paperie during Fashion Week this fall.

Runners-up were “Orange Burst” by Alexis Michaelides and “Golden Warrior” by LIM College student Gina Mercatili. The students worked under the supervision of Marjorie Lee Woo, LIM College’s Associate Chair of Visual Merchandising. Also participating in the exhibit was Kate’s Paperie, with several paper fashions from cutting-edge designers, as well as NSS exhibitor DCWV, Inc.

LIM College Visual Merchandising students also designed and installed a 1,600 square-foot venue at the front of the exhibition hall at the NSS to highlight Best in Show product.

“We were thrilled to collaborate with the National Stationery Show and Kate’s Paperie on this innovative project,” said Elizabeth S. Marcuse, president of LIM College. “It provided a wonderful opportunity for our Visual Merchandising students to get hands-on experience that will strengthen their resumes – which is one of the hallmarks of an LIM College education.”

The National Stationery Show, the comprehensive source for greeting cards, social stationery and related lifestyle products, was held in May at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The Show featured nearly 900 exhibiting companies and attracted some 11,000 buyers worldwide. The Show also presented educational programming, product demonstrations, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities.