And then there was one. After four months of fashion design and deliberation the grand prize winner of the third annual Danier Design Challenge was announced. Ryerson School of Fashion student and Winnipeg native Meagan Johnston was named the winner.
Johnston will receive a $5,000 cash prize and will see her winning design―a draped, hip length lamb leather bondage-esque jacket inspired by “Ancient Egyptian beliefs and the concealment of truth”―in Danier stores next fall.
Jayson Araja won the $3000 second prize while third prize winner Brie Reid walked away the $2000 prize.
Photography by Ryan Emberley
The Danier Design Challenge is a design competition that challenges third-year design students to create an original women’s leather garment. Students compete for the chance to win a cash prize and to see their garment in Danier stores. Students also receive mentoring by industry experts.
The design from last year’s winner Andrea Dineen was one of the top-selling garments from any Danier capsule collections.