The five 2010 Generation Next finalists are gearing up for the runway bringing their best fashion forward ideas with them. The contestant’s design and concept sketches will soon come to life, and for all of these girls, fashion equals life. The final five met last week for the first time to create their inspiration boards, a crucial step in the process of creation, which acts as a visual roadmap of imagery and color that illuminates each finalist’s individual style and influences. Teaming up with the O’Neill design crew, the finalist’s each had a chance to share their designs and get one-on-one feedback on garment construction and development. This year the competition is extremely talented and passionate about seeing their hard work and completed looks achieve success. The journey to the catwalk has begun! Check back in the coming weeks for in depth interviews with each finalist!