PINNED! A Designer Chess Challenge

PINNED! is a first-of-its-kind designer challenge, developed in partnership with the World Chess Hall of Fame and the Saint Louis Fashion Fund, to celebrate the intersection of chess and fashion.

PINNED! A Designer Chess Challenge

Paired with a consulting Grandmaster, each member of the Saint Louis Fashion Incubator's inaugural class is designing a chess ensemble for today’s chess player, in competition to win a $10,000 scholarship prize.

  • Charles Smith II & GM Cristian Chirila
  • Audra Noyes & GM Maurice Ashley
  • Agnes Hamerlik & GM Alejandro Ramirez
  • Allison Mitchell & GM Fabiano Caruana
  • Emily Brady Koplar & WGM Jennifer Shahade
  • Reuben Reuel Riddick & IM Nazi Paikidze-Barnes
Join us for the unveiling of the winning design from PINNED! on August 1!

For more information, please contact:

Rikki Byrd


7/13/2017: KMOV — Designers to create 'World's First Chess Uniform' in St. Louis

7/13/2017: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Fashion and chess are a natural match

7/6/2017: PR Newswire — Fashion's Emerging Designers and Influential Chess Players Collaborate to Create World's First Chess Uniform

7/3/2017: Forex TV — Dress for Chess: A Design Contest in St. Louis

1/11/17: KSDK — Saint Louis Fashion Incubator opens up on Washington Ave (video)

Designer Photography by Geoff Story, TOKY

Grandmaster Photography by Austin Fuller, Matt Kile, and Spectrum Studios