June 1, 2009
The Urban Outfitters Corporate Headquarters Campus is the new location for this year's Drexel Annual Fashion Show. We're bringing the lights, the music, the catwalk, the models and, most importantly, our Fashion Design students' incredible collections to Urban Outfitters' fabulous warehouse-like setting in the old copper and pipe bending shop in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Our Fashion Show will feature the collections of 20 graduating seniors and eight graduate students, whose designs include evening wear, men's and women's wear, sportswear, swimwear, children's wear, lingerie and more. Top industry professionals will judge the collections and awards will be given for the best work. The Fashion Show is on Saturday, June 6th at 4 PM and 8 PM. Tickets are $25 for the 4 PM show and $50 for the 8 PM show.
The Fashion Show is produced from start to finish by Design & Merchandising students who create an impressive professional production. The D&M students also produce a full-color, glossy lifestyle and trend magazine, d&m, to accompany the show. This year's magazine focuses on sustainability and going green in a fashion-forward world. Cinema and Television students will record the Fashion Show for broadcast at a later date on DUTV, Drexel University's television station.
Our program will also include a VIP reception honoring Drexel alumna Carole Hochman, President of Carole Hochman Design Group, which manufactures sleepwear, loungewear and daywear, and owns licenses for lingerie and sleepwear collections by Oscar de la Renta and Ralph Lauren. Guests are invited to this private champagne cocktail reception with Carole Hochman at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $150 which includes a ticket to the 8 PM show.
The undergraduate students showing their collections are: Amanda Barkhorn, Anna Burns, Chia Chi Ting, Christina Palisano, Dana Mearig, Dara Brown-Lieberson, Drew Ginsburg, Elizabeth Ko, Emily Micklitsch, Jessica Saphire, Kara Kelly, Karolyne Lockhart, Kathleen Reiter, Kristina Lauro, Kyla Hayden, Lisa Salen, Rachael Fisher, Samantha Bulter, Tabitha Siviy and Gabrielle Justiniano. The Graduate students are: Anna Kaufman, Brittany Halter, Keturah Drake, Leslie Keffer-King, Margaret DeLap, Megan Noll, Sarah Congdon-Martin and Stephanie Akagha.
Philadelphia Trolley Works will be transporting guests from Drexel to the Navy Yard and back for both shows. The trolleys are free and will leave from campus at 33rd and Market Streets at 2:45 PM and 3:15 PM for the 4 PM show, and 6:45 PM and 7:15 PM for the 8 PM show. The Navy Yard also offers free parking. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 215-895-2390 or visit www.drexel.edu/westphal.