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Stitching Maryland Together: Stevenson Students Working to Unite the State’s Fashion Community

February 28, 2019 12:00 AM
Stitching Maryland Together

Stevenson University students and faculty are working with PNC Bank, the Jewish Museum of Maryland, and the Maryland Historical Society to bring together the state’s fashion community. Two major events are planned for this spring. On Jan. 28, the Jewish Museum of Maryland will host a pre-launch fashion event during which Maryland designers will be invited to get involved with the movement. On May 4, these designers can showcase their work in a fashion show titled “Expedition 1” to be held at Rams Head Live in Baltimore.

The prelaunch fashion event/exhibit will feature a documentary detailing the past, present, and future of design in Maryland; information on partners’ exhibits; vendors; and a fashion show highlighting the work of senior Stevenson Fashion Design students as well as designers from across the state. This event also will provide an opportunity for anyone involved in Maryland fashion to begin to network and start the process of actually “stitching” the community together. To receive an invitation to this event, email events@stitchingmdtogether.org.

PNC Bank launched the initiative by giving Stevenson the idea for the project and a grant to help fund it by supporting the instruction of the course, research on industry, and the materials needed for the creation and promotion of the fashion community and related events. Starting in Fall 2018, students in the interdisciplinary course The Mill, taught in Stevenson’s School of Design, began to develop plans to build momentum in Maryland’s fashion community. In addition to the two major events this spring, students in the course also have designed a logo, mission and vision statements, a website, and a social media presence for this newfound community.

To learn more about this movement or get involved, please visit stitchingmdtogether.org.

About Stitching Maryland (MD) Together:
Stitching Maryland (MD) Together is a movement that binds individual creators and organizations in an inclusive effort to engage the past, present and future of a dynamic industry. This movement exists to give fashion the platform it needs to inspire ongoing involvement. Our vision of the industry is one that is more inclusive and collaborative, non-conforming, and never static. Through events and collaborations, we’re fostering a community that dismantles norms and prioritizes self-expression. Stitching Maryland Together is sponsored by PNC Bank.

About Stevenson University:
Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus and commitment to student success, serves more than 2,800 undergraduate students on its campus in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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