Last fall, five world-class design schools in the United States, England and France were invited to participate in the inaugural Reebok "Designovation" contest. Students were challenged to "designovate" cutting-edge footwear, apparel and consumer recreation products that could make a difference in the world. Five winners have been selected and will work with the company's top designers in a paid summer internship.
The winners are: Carla Hudlin (Parsons School of Design, New York), for a resistance suit that uses long, thin rubber bands to intensify workouts; Gary Harvey (the Royal College of Art, London), for men's activewear and footwear designs; Dawn Henderson (Morgan State University, Baltimore), for women's tennis-dress design; Clemens Deilmann (Parsons School of Design, Paris), for a women's skiwear collection featuring quilted details; and Frederick Goode (the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena), for a fireman's boot that uses coolant fluid to keep feet comfortable and a surfer's shoe designed to provide an enhanced grip on wet surfaces.- Noxzema will award $5,000 to a top teen volunteer and $5,000 to the charity of her choice. Now in its second year, the Noxzema Extraordinary Teen Contest was created in response to President Bush's call for a renewed volunteer effort. Students in junior or senior high school are eligible to enter. Five finalists will be flown to New York for an all-expense-paid visit to meet with leaders of various volunteer campaigns.
In addition to the grand prize, the winner and a parent/guardian will be flown to Los Angeles to be interviewed by Shadoe Stevens on ABC Radio Network's "American Top 40."
For details and to enter, look for an application in the May issue of 'Teen Magazine or write to Noxzema Extraordinary Teen Contest, c/o 'Teen Magazine, 437 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022.
- Benetton, the apparel company, has announced it will publish its own magazine to be distributed in Benetton retail outlets in the United States, Europe and Japan.
The first issue, containing 132 pages, will make its debut in August with the company's fall/winter 1991 collections. Initially, it will be published twice a year. The title for the publication is Colors.
Luciano Benetton, founder of the company, which now comprises 6,300 stores in almost 100 countries, said "Our new magazine will bring to life the unique spirit and global vision that is Benetton."