Celebrating its 10th Styles competition, Gen Art (genart.org) held its international design awards ceremony and runway show at the Hammerstein Ballroom yesterday evening. Over 30 finalists in the five categories of ready-to-wear, menswear, accessories, avant-garde and eveningwear competed for $35,000 in awards.

Yujin Song took the award for best ready-to-wear, with her retro-futuristic peaked lapel silk blouse with digital prints and leather skirts, while Timothy Franklin won this year's particularly strong menswear category with his sporty luxe separates. Best accessories went to Ninaki, while Marie Potesta won the avant garde category with her black rounded collar shirt and godet-inspired skirt with cubist patterns and harlequin print leggings. Louisa Parris' Grecian-inspired dress with colorful panels won the eveningwear category, and Jolibe won this year's Tone Fashion Vision Award for Design.

Photo: A look from Timothy Franklin's collection