Release date: April 12, 2011
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Student Design Fashion Show Puts Creativity on Display April 15
(MURFREESBORO) — Hundreds of garment submissions by MTSU students will be on display during the Spring 2011 Student Design Fashion Show, “Into the Wild: Discover the Undiscovered,” on Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the James Union Building’s Tennessee Room.
Dr. Jasmin Kwon, director of the fashion show, created the theme, which has three sub-categories: “tribal style,” “wild wild nature” and “adventures in fantasy wilderness.”
Kwon’s class of 35 students, divided into six committees, has been planning the show for weeks.
“It gives MTSU textile-program students a chance to showcase their skills and creativity,” said Melanie McClure, a senior textile-merchandising and design major from Chattanooga.
“We gather a lot of resources from our department and utilize two departments (merchandising and design),” added Ashley Adkins, a senior from Nashville, who also is a textile-merchandising and design major. “This is our chance to show our skills that we have been learning for the last two years.”
One of the garment submissions is from Taylore Massa, a junior apparel-design major from Smyrna, whose silver garment was made from aluminum foil and paper.
Massa said her “inspiration was the book ‘Rainbow Fish’ for the ‘wild, wild nature’ category. I took a black cocktail dress and attached ‘scales’ made out of magazines and aluminum foil to the dress in an overlapping pattern using hot glue. The finished garment resembles a beautiful, shining fish from the ocean.”
A second submission is from Leslie Stephens, a senior textile-merchandising major from Nashville, who also said her garment is “inspired by ‘wild, wild nature.’ To quote Diane Von Furstenberg on leopard print, “If it looks good on animals, it looks good on us.”
Stephens’ brown- and cream-colored jacket-and-skirt ensemble is made from 100 percent polyester.
The MTSU community and general public are invited. Ticket prices are $7 in advance, $10 at the door and $15 for VIP tickets. For information, contact Kwon at 615-904-8340.
Hundreds of MTSU student garment submissions will be on display during the Spring 2011 Student Design Fashion Show, “Into the Wild: Discover the Undiscovered,” on Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the James Union Building’s Tennessee Room. Admission is $7 in advance, $10 at the door and $15 for VIP. For information, call Dr. Jasmin Kwon at 615-904-8340.
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Seniors Melanie McClure, left, and Ashley Adkins put two featured pieces for the upcoming student fashion show onto mannequins in the Ellington Human Sciences Building.
MTSU Photographic Services photo by: Andy Heidt
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