Student designers in the spotlight for annual fashion show at Syracuse University April 24 and 25
Student designers in the spotlight for annual fashion show at Syracuse University April 24 and 25April 21, 2003Megan Feringtonmafering@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s School of Art and Design/College of Visual and Performing Arts will present the 2003 Fashion Show, April 24 at 12:30 p.m. and April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium.
Tickets for the April 24 matinee are $6. Tickets for the April 25 evening event are $15 for the general public and $10 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the Schine Box Office. For ticket information, call 443-4517; for information about reserved table seating for the April 25 evening program, call 443-4644.
The annual gala event showcases the work of student designers. This year, 18 seniors will present their collections. In addition to the senior collections, the fashion show will include a juried section of clothing created by fashion design majors, from freshmen to seniors, whose work was selected to be included in the show by a panel of faculty members. The program will also feature a collection of garments designed by junior students and made of wool double knit fabric that was donated by Jasco Knit. And, for the first time, the show will include an opening dance routine that was choreographed by one of the students.
“The fashion show will have an eclectic collection of garments, from fantasy clothing to evening wear, bridal fashions and sportswear,” says Todd Conover, faculty advisor to the fashion show.
Senior fashion design students began preparing for the annual fashion show during the Fall 2002 semester by sketching 75 garment designs for their collection. They then narrowed their set to 25 designs, which they illustrated and presented to the class. The students’ final six designs that made it to the runway were selected based on the advice of faculty and fellow classmates. By the end of the fall semester, students had produced full mock-ups of their final designs using muslin fabric. At the beginning of the spring semester, the students selected people to model their fashions, then created the final garments, fitting the designs to each of their models. A finished garment from their collection was due every two weeks.
“The annual fashion show is a professional event that students take very seriously,” says Allison Terzyk, senior chair of the fashion show. “We put so much work into making our designs and putting on the show. It is rewarding for us to see it all come together on stage. The juried section of the fashion show is a great opportunity to have other students involved with the show and to showcase the program’s future talent.”