Qajar Art Movement Interpreted by Benish Masih ‘17

By: Ashley Ables

Walking into the Fine Art of Fashion reception was a feast for the eyes. Decorating the room were exhibits of handmade clothing designed by the Stevenson University fashion design students. With the help of fashion merchandising students, exhibit boards were created depicting a theme of either an art movement or an artist. Students from the Carroll County Career and Technology Center collaborated with the Stevenson fashion students to form a frame around the display of the apparel to match the art theme. It was a glamorous reception filled with art, history, design, delicious food and wine! This is a great partnership between the Introduction to Textiles class taught by Professor Leslie Simpson, and the Draping II design class taught by Sally DiMarco. The students have no restrictions on their designs and have the ability to create exquisite, individual works. These garments took some of the students two to three months to complete. Design student, Sarantos Papavasilakis, was inspired by the artist Roy Lichtenstein, while another design student, Deneen Watson, was inspired by the Gothic Art Movement. If you missed the event, do not worry! The exhibition is on view at the St. Paul Companies Pavilion located on the Greenspring Campus from December 3-18!