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2x1 = Split Identities Different but Same

UniversityFashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Lead DesignersMargarita and Cristina
Design TeamMargarita, Cristina
CreditsPhoto: Boyang Hu, Produced & Modeled: Yueyao Li
Prize(s)Bronze in Apparel Category / Runway Collections, Gold in Apparel Category / Sportswear
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Entry Description

Our main sources of inspiration are based on four points: our identity as twins, Nature vs Nurture, the grading system of patterns, and aging.

Nature vs. Nurture is in conjunction with our personal lives, our identification of twinness which is the main focus of this collection: our similarities and differences.

We also included and adapted the grading system of patterns to explore nature versus nurture which is the process of turning base size or sample size patterns into additional sizes of the body’s measurements that were understood as the creation of shapes.


Margarita and Cristina Ng Ng are Chinese-Dominican born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from Chinese immigrant parents. They moved to New York to pursue fashion at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). After getting their bachelor’s degrees in 2017 and interning for over a year at Proenza Schouler in the atelier department. They had the opportunity to have their first runway show in Barcelona Fashion Weekend in 2018. After that, they decided to further continue their higher education to obtain their Master's degree in fashion design at FIT and graduated in May 2020.

Awards and Prize

- New York Fashion Week - Flying Solo Runway 2021

- Digital Runway Show - Dominicana Moda 2020

- Selected as finalists for iD International Emerging Designers Awards 2018

- CFDA/Fashion Future Graduate Showcase 2017

- Selected to represent FIT at the graduate fashion week London 2017

- Selected to senior fashion show/FIT 2017