Bound for the Big Apple: Stevenson University Student-Designed Fashions Travel to New York City’s Fashion Week
After six weeks on display at the Greenspring Campus, Stevenson University's fashion design exhibition "Io, Tu, e La Moda Italiana" (Me, You, and Italian Fashion) is ready to hit the Big Apple.
The exhibition, which features original, Italian-inspired garments produced by Stevenson's Fashion Design students, will travel north and debut Thursday, January 30, at the Manex-France Display house showroom in New York City. It will remain on display during the city's prestigious Fashion Week, which runs February 6 through February 13, before closing on Friday, February 14.
"The collaboration between Stevenson University's Fashion Design program and the Manex-France Display company, now in its second year, strives to showcase the diverse talents of the students majoring in fashion design," said Sally DiMarco, Stevenson's Fashion Design Program Coordinator. "This unique partnership highlights technical, educational, and industry outreach by providing the students the opportunity to showcase their creations."
A majority of the 14 Stevenson students whose work is featured in the exhibition will make the trip to New York and accompany their designs when they debut on opening night. In addition, students will embark on two exciting field trips during the stay. On Friday, January 31, they will visit WGSN, a world leader in international trend forecasting and analysis, followed by a tour of Source4Style, a leading wholesale fabric and textile provider.
"Being able to show our exhibition in New York is one of the highlights of the academic year," said Fara Topolsky, a senior fashion design major. "I hope the tradition continues and incoming students are afforded the same opportunity."
Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult bachelor's programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.