The annual University of Texas Fashion Show is fast approaching (tomorrow) and while the twenty-nine senior design students put their final zippers, hems and trims on their creations, it’s time to get the know this rather large class of creatives.
This year, “Dimension” will be held the Frank Erwin Center on April 26, 2018.
The annual show, organized by The University Fashion Group, will feature 140 original designs featuring garments inspired by abstract expressionism, exaggerated organic structures and circular fashion.
Senior designers are introduced to a sustainability challenge that creates one of a kind designs composed of donated articles of fast fashion clothing. TXA lecturer, Gail Chovan, describes this assignment as vital to the fashion industry. “There is a growing need to convert to a lasting or reusable status where we are not just regurgitating [styles],” said Chovan.
Tasked to create something entirely new out of pre-existing garments, ‘Dimension’ features cutting edge designs that include
digital prints, performance fabrics, and sustainability.
In honor of the University Co-op, a returning founding and title sponsor, the runway will feature game-day inspired garments in a segment titled The Forever Longhorn. Designers will gather inspiration from the UT Longhorn sports program and create a design that is both functional and comfortable while capturing the intrinsic nature of UT’s game day spirit.
The designers will be competing for lots of Texas fashion bragging rights as they hand out several awards, such as Most Wearable Collection and the coveted Best Collection.
The Immersed In Cotton display will open up the evening festivities at 5:30 pm, the in-house opening will start at 7 pm and the show will be broadcast LIVE on The Longhorn Network beginning at 7:30 pm. Congratulations to all the designers and we will see you at the end of the runway!
Best wishes seniors for a successful career!