We asked design students at Columbus College of Art and Design to create ELOQUII’s next bestseller. Hear from Peach, the winning student designer and shop her on-trend look!

It comes as no surprise—we love fashion AND we love investing in the next generation of fashion-forward designers. So when Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) asked us to partner together, we couldn’t help but see what their fashion majors were up to.

Enter Project ELOQUII! CCAD students competed to have one of their designs produced and sold on and in our stores. Members of the ELOQUII team worked with students, provided feedback, and offered guidance as the students moved from concept to full realized garments. Talk about a dream come true, right?


Meet the winner! Ran Tao, “Peach,” is a member of the class of 2019. She conceived, designed, and created a dress that caught our eye—a romantic, cold-shoulder halter dress with intricate, lovely details in on-trend Millennial pink.

We caught up with Peach to learn more about her and her inspiration for the design.

ELOQUII: What are you studying in school?   

PEACH: I'm a fashion major student from Columbus College of Art and Design, and I'm a junior.

ELOQUII: What was your inspiration for the dress you designed?

PEACH: I was inspired by high-end fashion and vintage designs.

ELOQUII: What is your fashion philosophy?

PEACH: Never be afraid to try new things. 

ELOQUII: On a typical day we’d find you…?

PEACH: Sewing or designing inside school …or sleeping.

ELOQUII: What fashion trends are you into now?

PEACH: Asymmetry design and geometric shape.

ELOQUII: How long did it take you to design this dress?

PEACH: It took me a week to design the dress, and then half of a month to make the patterns & sew everything together.


Ready to wear Peach's dress to your next event? Shop the dress online or in our Columbus, OH store at Easton Town Center. Don’t forget to share your gorgeous #XOQs!