Kristine Guico Designer#designerkristine
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Resides In: Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Designers: Kenzo, Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane, Jen Kao
Style Icon: Solange Knowles, MIA and Gwen Stefani
An only child growing up in the Midwest, Kristine Guico admits tailoring her Barbie’s clothes is one of her first memories of her early steps toward a fashion career. Instead of silent reading time, she remembers hiding in coat racks and sketching complete outfits. At age 11, she took her first sewing classes, which she continued throughout middle and high school and eventually brought her to FIT, where she obtained a BFA in Fashion Design. Guico’s work life after college has included working as an associate designer, stylist and production assistant, and has given her a sense of what truly “works” in the industry. Her strengths lie in her knowledge of what’s on trend, thinking outside of the box, and her knowledge of good, quality construction.
Why She’ll win?
Guico’s taste, vision and inside knowledge of today’s industry are what makes her one to watch. She believes not only in her talents as a designer, but also in what is realistic to execute in the fashion world today.