Fashion Design Students to Showcase Original Art-Inspired Garments Dec. 3-18 at Stevenson University

December 3, 2015 7 AM

Stevenson University’s Fashion Design program will present Fine Art of Fashion, an exhibition of original fashion garments inspired by artists and art movements and created by the University’s junior Fashion Design majors. The exhibition will open with a public reception Thursday, Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m., at Stevenson’s St. Paul Companies Pavilion, located on the Greenspring campus, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153.

The reception is free and the community is invited to attend. The exhibition will remain on display in the Pavilion through Friday, Dec. 18.

“Fine Art of Fashion broadens the scope between culture, fashion, and art,” said Sally Di Marco, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Fashion Design. “It is essentially an exploration of how art has played a pivotal role in influencing fashion and how fashion has influenced art.”

Stevenson Fashion Design students and Fashion Merchandising students enrolled in the Introduction to Textiles class created the storyboards for the exhibit, telling the story of each designer’s influences. Assisting the Stevenson students with the exhibition are the high school students enrolled in the Textiles and Fashion Careers department housed in the Carroll County Career and Technology Center and administered by the Carroll County Public School System.

The high school students collaborated with Stevenson’s design students to create and install original displays for the high fashion garments inspired by diverse artists such as Baltimore visionary artist Loring Cornish, Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, photographer Clark Little, French knife-painter Francoise Nielly along with Qajar and Goth art movements.

For more information about Stevenson’s arts and cultural events, visit or contact Matt Laumann, Manager of Cultural Programs, at or call 443-352-4491 to request a copy of Art Effects, the biannual guide to arts and culture at Stevenson.

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. Stevenson is the only University in the State of Maryland to offer a bachelor’s degree in fashion design.