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Houston, MFAH Fashion Fusion 2017, May 2017, Kyndall Bollmeyer with model
The award in the Wearable Art category went to Kyndall Bollmeyer for her winning entry titled "Flor de Papel." Photo by Jorge Luna
Houston, MFAH Fashion Fusion 2017, May 2017, Luisa Nadarajah with model
Luisa Nadarajah best evoked the spirit of Old Havana in her winning entry, "Past, Present, Future." Photo by Jorge Luna
Fashion Fusion 2017 Maite Bradford winner
Maite Bradford took top prize in the Modern Cuba category, with her entry, "My Soul Never to Surrender,"  featuring a unconstructed military-style green jacket trimmed in red and Mao cap. Photo by Jorge Luna
Houston, MFAH Fashion Fusion 2017, May 2017, Ebonie Sophus with model
The Audience Choice award went to Ebonie Sophus for "Eye Spy a Butterfly." Photo by Jorge Luna
Houston, MFAH Fashion Fusion 2017, May 2017, Silvia Otaola with models
Silvia Otaola won top spot in the Accessories and Jewelry catagory for her entry, "I'm Taking Havana With Me." Photo by Jorge Luna
Houston, MFAH Fashion Fusion 2017, May 2017, Judges Sameera Faridi; Leah Little Hale; Mari Carmen Ramirez
Judges Sameera Faridi, Leah Little Hale, Mari Carmen Ramirez. Photo by Jorge Luna
Houston, MFAH Fashion Fusion 2017, May 2017, Runway
The Fashion Fusion 2017 cocktail hour and fashion show drew a standing-room-only crowd. Photo by Jorge Luna