Industrial Design Student Wins Rooy/Parco Footwear Design Competition

Malith Waharaka, a senior in the Industrial Design program, was named a winner in the Rooy/Parco Challenge to design a shoe for the fashion-casual Japanese millennial consumer. Malith’s entry, the Ko-JD Loafer, “is designed for the sustainable conscious consumer, one who appreciates quality materials, products and with a high sense of fashion.” Rooy will prototype the shoe, and Parco will display the shoe in its department stores.