By: Kristen Cann
Models will strut down the catwalk in Stevenson University’s students’ creations for our Fashion Design program’s annual fashion show on April 29th at 7pm. The event is much anticipated and requires the lengthy preparation and dedication of many producers. Allison Jones, one of the student Producers, juggles multiple responsibilities in production of the show, along with her role as a Fashion Design student preparing for graduation this May and a mother. Allison wanted to become a part of the production of the show at Stevenson after her experiencing a lack of organization at her previous school. She knew she wanted to grab this career building opportunity to gain valuable experience for her future in fashion design.
Prior to the show, Allison is busy coordinating model calls, recruiting volunteers and overseeing rehearsals. Strengthening her skills in time management, there are many backstage tasks during the show that include accurate execution of music selections, timing for each scene, model fittings and overall direction of the show. The fast paced and unexpected environment that may occur backstage would never appear on the runway. A smoothly run and beautiful showcase of the hard work the designers have put into their designs is what Allison claims to be the most rewarding part of her job.