High Voltage Fashion Show 2010

UT Design seniors show their talent

Lights … camera … action! For fashionistas and fans of the fashion industry, Project Runway has been something to look forward to week-to-week: The fashions, the designers, the deadlines, and the drama.

Now that seventh season is over, the love affair with fashion continues with the University of Texas' talented student designers of the School of Human Ecology's Division of Textiles and Apparel, as they ramp up for this year's High Voltage Fashion Show on Thursday, April 29th at the Frank Erwin Center.

Excitement and electricity is in the air among the 32 textile and apparel students eager to show their senior fashion collections. Such exhilaration is contagious as the proud faculty and staff see to every last detail to make this year another great production. When asked about the show, George Mitchell, President and CEO of the University Co-operative Society, delightfully stated “The professionalism of the show is just fantastic! You’d think it was New York City. The runway, the professional models, the design students, just everything about it!”

Austin proudly supports the creativity of UT students, and attendance has grown, explains Eve Nicols, Fashion Show and Exposition Director, “Attendance last year was over 5,000 and has been increasing each year. Many attendees plan their trip to Austin around the date of the fashion show. Every year is unique, exciting, and special, as is every student!”

With the models as their canvas and fabrics as their paint brush, student designers create gorgeous designs with embellishments, cascading rich fabrics, and heavenly layers displaying their hard work and talent. Prizes will be awarded for Best Fashion Collection, Most Innovative Fashion Collection, Most Marketable Fashion Collection, Best Constructed Fashion Collection and Best Evening/Bridal Gown.

In addition to the designs of budding fashion talent, cosmetics will be provided by Sephora and hair styling by Cobalt Blue Salon; both are the perfect compliment to any fierce fashion show. The UT runway will light up with budding fashion talent and the fruits of their labor as they share with all of Austin their passion for fashion. If the future of fashion rests on the shoulders of these fashion hopefuls, then we are in excellent hands. Other sponsors include the University Co-operative Society and Tribeza.

Check the promotional video below:

April 29, 2010

High Voltage Fashion Show

Pre-show exhibition, Lone Star Room: 7:00; Fashion show, Arena: 8:00

Admission is free

Frank Erwin Center

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