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PRPS x Jeanology Program

PRPS x Jeanology Program


Denim Artisan, Donwan Harrell, founder and creator of PRPS jeans, has been at it again!

His latest endeavor has been developing an exclusive program about denim manufacturing and washing – you can read more about this here.

Last week, Donwan did a presentation in Portugal:

“I had to give a speech to a student body filled auditorium that consisted of students from 6 different European design schools. This was an opportunity for them to find out about my Jeanology program that was wildly successful this past summer at VCU.” says Donwan.

The event took place at the AvePark auditorium. A technological park placed in Guimarães, Portugal.

The participating schools were: Universidade do Minho (UM), Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave (IPCA), Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD), Escola de Moda do Porto (EMP), Escola Profissional Cenatex (CENATEX). There were about 150 students present.”

European students have an opportunity to enter a competition, hosted by Pizarro, S.A. and win the opportunity to participate in the Summer 2016 Jeanology Program. Please see details below.

About the Paulo Ribeiro Competition by Pizarro, S.A. competition:

The judges will evaluate the projects submitted between December 1st and 7th, 2015. The last date is January 29th, 2016. This last one will be the announcement of the winners.

The judges are:

Donwan Harrell, founder and owner of PRPS

Delegate from Guimarães City Hall

Dra. Margarida Pizarro, production director of Pizarro, S.A.

Filipe Cruz, CEO of Bus Urban Jeans

Lisette Geller/Lana Ober, Denimology

In case of any doubt, the students should communicate to Pizarro’s Marketing Department, through the e-mail “[email protected]”, displayed at the website of the company.

“Because of the limited space of my denim course at VCU, I can only provide 20 students per summer to be considered. 10 from Europe 10 from the US. It’s a denim design and development competition where students have to send in their work to be considered for the curriculum. The American students have to register thru VCU 866) 534-3201 (toll free) | (804) VCU-ARTS.”

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