Senior Fashion Design majors organize collection in fashion show
Emily White, Reporter
Each year, students of an Event Planning and Production class produce the show for the Senior Fashion Design students to feature their collections.
Professor of Fashion Design Dr. Sheri Dragoo, who also oversees the process, stated: “The students learn everything that goes into making a fashion show, and every year, they accomplish fabulous things. They learn how to make the face of the show very professional, and they set the bar very high for the next year’s class.”
The show, ‘Timeless—Witness the Discovery,’ will be held in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, on May, 6, with the doors opening at 7:15 p.m. This year there will be a discounted student rate for tickets. It is $12 for a student ticket, $15 for a general admission ticket and $20 for VIP seating, which includes a very special gift bag.
This year’s show will feature everything from unique and avant-garde, to very marketable fashions including sportswear, menswear, some children’s wear, cocktail, evening and even bridal fashions. Some of these garments have already won awards at the local and regional levels.
There will be one very interesting theme garment featured in the show, and the Fashion program is eager for everyone to see it. Dragoo describes it as, a “futuristic feeling garment,” she elaborated. “It tells a story and it is a fun garment for the audience to see and really get a feel for the theme and direction these students are going.”
Dragoo believes that it is going to be a great show this year. When asked what she might like to tell the student body, she said, “We would love to have students come out and support the event. It is supporting the designers of tomorrow. The university at large does really wonderful things, and this really is a great opportunity and we would love people to come and see these amazing creations.”
Fashion shows are an important element of the fashion industry and these shows really benefit students by giving them real world experience. Dragoo also explains, “Students don’t expect all the work that goes into the production of a fashion show. They don’t realize how much attention has to be focused on so many details.”
You can purchase tickets for the fashion show online at www.twu.edu/fashion/