Ursuline College’s senior student fashion designers take their original creations to the runway at the annual Innovations ’14 fashion show Sunday, April 27, 11:30 AM – 2 PM at Executive Caterers Landerhaven.
“I don’t have to tell fashion students to love their work, they already do.That is the key to success, both financially and professionally. And that’s how I know our students will be successful,” said Connie Korosec Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Fashion Department.
Open to the public, the show features clothing designed by Ursuline fashion students and will include more than 50 original creations for women. This year, students focused on the relationship of embellishment in fashion. Students recreated pearly outfits, which feature white button designs over black fabric. Before and after the show, boutique vendors will sell a variety of handmade items.
This year’s commentator is fashion design alumna Susan Peters ’09. After graduating from Ursuline, Peters moved to New York City to work as an assistant production manager for menswear licensing company, Marcraft Apparel Group. She has also worked at Urban’s bridal line (BHLDN) as a product developer and production associate in Phildelphia. Peters currently works as a sourcing specialist at Abercrombie and Fitch headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. She has been able to travel to India and Guatemala for her work.
Fashion show admission costs are $15 for adults, $5 for students and no charge for children ten and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 440 646 8142.
“I was inspired by Ankra Africa fabric because it is a trend now, Ankra fabric has become what celebrities have been wearing all over the world. This collection particularly is designed for both teenagers and adults. It can be worn as an elegant style and casual wear for all seasons.”
“For this collection I did a twist on peplums. I used different colors and positioned the peplums in unexpected ways.My inspiration for this collection was fun and bright fabrics for spring and the incorporation of the always stylish peplum – but in a more exciting way.”
“Duet is a bridal collection that moves away from the traditional “pure white” wedding gown. Instead it incorporates hints of color as well as couture details such as hand beading, ruffles, and draping. The collection was intended to combine volume and movement to create dramatic and romantic looks for walking down the aisle or the runway.”
“The collection uses classic lines and brings current (color blocking and asymmetrical) trends to add style and elegance for the professional woman who dresses for business, home, evening events and travel.”
For more information about Ursuline’s fashion programs, visit ursuline.edu/fashion.