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                                                                      Today is the Big Day!

Congratulations to fashion design students, Kelsey Pearson, Jasmine Ward, Sherese Mclean, Rana Kurban, Amber Lloyd, Abbey Austin, and Na'Chelle Vaughauns, as they showcase their collection of globally inspired children's clothing as part of the "HOME" exhibit at Hood College.  A special thanks to the Fashion Design program's Senior Fashion Design Technician, Ms. Fara Topolsky, for coordinating the event with Hood College and participating in the Opening Night events tonight, February 19, 2015, while the students are showcasing selected pieces of their globally inspired collection at New York Fashion Week.

We want to wish the best of luck to our alumni: Fara Topolsky, Sherie Jones, and Nicole Myrick, and to our students: Victoria Clark, Rahima Dondurur, Jasmine Ward, Sherese Mclean, Katie Ellsworth, Rana Kurban, Kelsey Pearson, Nakia Boomer, Ashley Danos, Monique Bucknor, Na'Chelle Vaughauns, Jocelyn Williams, Abbey Austin, and Amber Lloyd.  These 17 talented ladies will be showcasing select pieces of their collection at Plitzs Fashion Week 2015 this evening, February 19th.  Ladies, you are all going to rock the runway today in the Big Apple!!

              

Exactly one week from today on Thursday, February 19th, Stevenson University Fashion Design students, along with three alumni, will be showcasing their designs at Plitz Fashion Marketing during New York Fashion Week! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone is full of excitement and stress! Since students were unable to attend a model call in New York for the fashion show they were each assigned their own model, rather than being responsible for finding their own model. However, each designer was responsible for contacting the model assigned to them to discuss measurements, shoes, and accessories. 

Students are working around the clock to complete their garments, coordinate their garments with the size and height of their models, and make travel and hotel arrangements for their stay in New York.

One of our students, Sherese Mclean, posted to her Facebook page, “Like my dress is gonna be in a fashion show during New York fashion week in 8 days. This can't be real. All I can do is thank God for the amazing opportunity!”

The Plitz Fashion Show during New York’s 2015 Fashion Week will be held at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania, which is located in the heart of the garment district.  Tickets for this event will be sold at the door for $20 per person....Learn More

The Stevenson University Fashion Design Program will be holding a model call this coming Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 11:30AM until 4:00PM to audition models for the program's annual show "A Common Thread" in May.  This model call will be held on the Owings Mills campus at Rockland in Conference Room B which is located on the 2nd floor.

This show is a consistently sold out event and is attended by local industry professionals from companies like Under Armour, J. Crew, and Nordstrom to name a few.

The program's design students are looking for both female and male models to audition. No experience is required. Feel free to send an email to any of the show producers listed for more information. Hope to see you there!

 

Jocelyn Williams: jlwilliams1571@stevenson.edu

Nakia Boomer: nboomer@stevenson.edu

Katie Ellsworth: mellsworth@stevenson.edu

 

ADDRESS: 100 Campus Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117

By: Jocelyn Williams

Welcome to Spring 2015!!

Welcome back to the Fashion Design department!! We hope that everyone had wonderful holidays and an enjoyable break!  We are thrilled to share that there are many exciting events that the students, faculty, and staff will be participating in this spring.  

Stevenson University Fashion Design students, along with two alumni, will be showcasing their designs at Plitz Fashion Marketing during New York Fashion Week on Thursday, February 19th. The event will be held at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania, which is located in the heart of the garment district.  Tickets for this event will be sold at the door for $20 per person. The student’s designs will share the runway with notable designers from the Ukraine and Barbados.  During the show, students will gain beneficial experience by working backstage with professional designers, models, make-up artists, and hair stylists.  Additionally, they will also be included in the media hour where they will have the opportunity to meet the press and fashion buyers....Learn More

         

[Pictured: Caitlin Szilvassy and Sherie Jones]

We are excited to congratulate the next two graduates of Stevenson University’s School of Design Fashion Design Program, Caitlin Szilvassy and Sherie Jones! On Monday, December 15 of this year, these two talented ladies made up the second group of students to receive their Bachelor degrees in Fashion Design with a Minor in Art.

 Along with former graduate, Ruthie Edwards, Sherie worked as a Fashion Show Producer for Stevenson University’s Fashion Design Program’s first three fashion shows.  She also worked with Michele Blanchard and is currently looking for a job in the fashion industry.

 During the summer in 2013, Caitlin interned with fashion designer, Anna Sui, in New York.  This past summer she completed the Business Management Training Program at Nordstrom’s and will be returning to Nordstrom’s in January to continue working in the Men’s Furnishing Department.

 Congratulations ladies and good luck with your future fashion endeavors!

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