Five Marymount students were selected as finalists in the WindowsWear Mentorship Competition.
More than 1,000 students participated in the competition nationwide, and 10 finalists were selected. The brief was to design a store concept, window display and event experience for the Coach Holiday 2030 campaign. On Feb. 21, all of the finalists and their guests met at Coach Headquarters in Manhattan for the awards presentation.
Giovanni Zaccariello, Vice President of Visual Global Merchandising for Coach, Inc., announced the first, second and third place winners, all three of whom were Marymount students. Junior Interior Design student Tran Truong won the first place prize, which consisted of a summer internship at Coach in New York City. Shantell Reyes, a sophomore majoring in Graphic and Media Design with a Fashion Merchandising minor, won a Coach bag as the second place winner. The third place winner, Interior Design junior Daniel Schrei, was awarded a Coach wallet.
Each winner presented their project to the group, which consisted of Mike Niemtzow, co-founder of WindowsWear, and the talent acquisition team at Coach, Inc. The other two Marymount finalists were Interior Design student Wellington Goodin and Fashion Merchandising student Carolyn Treuting.
As a Summer 2020 intern, Tran Truong will partner with the 3D design team to learn all aspects of the design process. She will develop critical skills and gain hands-on experience at the New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle. Truong will also have the opportunity to attend sessions with leaders across the organization and learn about the unique identities of the Coach brand.