LIM College has partnered with DHL to provide some Visual Merchandising majors a unique, hands-on Fashion Week experience.

Students Emily Acle, Carinne Cusanelli, Samantha Scopo, and Vinessa Soluri — under the supervision of Department Chair Eric Feigenbaum, Associate Chair Marjorie Lee Woo, and with assistance from Professor Grailing King — styled four mannequins in fashions created exclusively from DHL’s shipping and packing materials. The mannequins were donated by Goldsmith. Dan Evans, Goldsmith’s President and Creative Director, is a member of LIM College’s Fashion Industry Advisory Board.

After an online competition, the top two mannequins, created by Vinessa Soluri and Carinne Cusanelli, were showcased at DHL’s space in the Event Lobby during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Damrosch Park. DHL served as the official logistics provider of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for the 11th straight season.

Vinessa and Carinne also won prizes of $250 each, provided by Bill Levine, President of WL Concepts, a leader in creating innovative visual displays, graphics and signage.

Visitors to the DHL booth were able to select DHL fashion accessories, also created by the students, and have their photograph taken with the DHL-branded mannequins on a simulated fashion runway. The photographs were taken by LIM College students under the direction of professor and award-winning fashion photographer Michael Creagh.