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Stevenson University Fashion Design Program to Present Original Garments at Annual Student Fashion Show, April 30
Stevenson University’s Fashion Design program will present its Fifth Annual Student Fashion Show, “Fashion Expressions,” on Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the Inscape Theater located on the Greenspring Campus, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153. Tickets are $10 for general admission. A reception will immediately follow the show in the St. Paul Companies Pavilion, adjacent to the theatre.
The student-produced event features original clothing designs for men, women, and children. A special segment of the show will introduce the audience to the “Fine Art of Fashion,” a collection of original art-inspired garments created by the junior fashion design students. In partnership with the Nolcha Shows NYC Fashion Week 2016, select pieces from this collection, along with the work of seniors, traveled to New York City and were featured on the runway at the ArtBeam venue in Manhattan during the city’s prestigious Fashion Week.
In celebration of the program’s third graduating class, the senior students will be showcasing their individual collections. Each original garment has been crafted and meticulously constructed using both hand and machine methods. This year’s production features a diverse mix of clothing reflecting whimsical women’s wear, ethnic-inspired looks, evening wear, and a variety of marketable and wearable styles.
“Designing a cohesive fashion collection starts with a central idea, which will influence the choice of fabrics, design, cut, and construction. It is a labor-intensive, but rewarding process,” said Sally Di Marco, Program Coordinator of Fashion Design. “I am impressed by the artistic and professional growth of the students.”
Bringing professional experience to the runway, juniors Allison K. Jones and Deneen J. Watson serve as the producers of the show. Leslie Simpson, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, and Leah Aronhime, Fashion Design Studio Manager, are the show’s advisors, supporting the entire cast in their efforts. Fashion Design students are also collaborating with majors from Art and Visual Communication, Early Education, and Fashion Merchandising, to present a show that promises to be innovative.
Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,200 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.