Academy student wins national fashion award

Senior visual artist Bin Quan has received the Neiman Marcus Award for Fashion.

The award, founded in 2016, is presented by the Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation for outstanding work in the fashion category of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. As the second-ever recipient of the award, Quan will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the foundation.

Quan’s entry, Open Letters, became eligible for the prize after receiving a gold key at the national level of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Quan will receive the award at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 8; his prize-winning work will also be displayed in New York City during the weekend’s festivities.

“We are so thrilled that Bin's hard work and dedication is being honored by Neiman Marcus and the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards,” said Interlochen Director of Visual Arts Melinda Zacher Ronayne. “It was quite a risk for him to make this highly personal piece. This honor is a nice testament to our Experimental Fashion program. We encourage our students to have strong concepts behind their work, which makes them truly unique.”

Congratulations to Bin, and to all our award-winning students!

Learn more about Interlochen Arts Camp's summer fashion program.