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2014 Fashion Show

May 16, 2014

The annual Drexel Fashion Show, always a tour-de-force of exceptional work from the collections of senior and graduate Fashion Design students, willtake place on Saturday, June 7 at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard (5000 South Broad Street). Tickets are available for the 4:00 pm show for $30, and for the 8:00 pm show, which includes a wine and cheese reception, at $60. Click here to purchase tickets.

Thirty-two collections ranging from eveningwear to bridal, sportswear, men’s, women’s, and children’s wear will hit the runway. Instead of being limited by a singular theme, students are encouraged to develop their collections based on their own personal inspirations. This year’s collections drew inspiration from South Korean and Spanish cultural heritages, Art Nouveau, marine life, the reflection of street lights on the Seine, and the veins of leaves. Students began research in the fall and have spent the past seven months creating pieces that bring their visions to life, both illustrating and constructing the final garments.

The students’ collections will be eligible for a number of awards from notable designers and retailers. Local fashion influencers will also be in attendance to judge the work and present the awards.

Design & Merchandising students handle all aspects of the show’s production and management, including organizing the staging of the show, casting the models, marketing and public relations, box office administration and front of house operations.

The curation of music for the fashion show will be managed by 15 students in the Music Industry Program, as part of the Mad Dragon Music Publishing practicum course, under the direction of Assistant Professor Michelle Manghise. Music Industry students will handle music supervision for the runway segment of the show, selecting, editing and sequencing music that will reflect the artistic vision of the designers, engage the audience and set the overall tone for the event.

DUTV, Drexel University’s cable television station carried in the Philadelphia region by Comcast and FIOS, will record the show for broadcast at a later date, with production handled by Cinema & Television students.