California State University, Northridge presented the 37th-annual TRENDS fashion show, themed A Designer’s Cut, before more than 400 enthusiastic fashion fans May 7 at the Northridge Center of the University Student Union.
The annual event was organized by the student-run CSUN organization TRENDS, which has been involving students with the apparel industry for more than 20 years. In collaboration with professor Shirley Warren’s fashion show production class and graduating student designers, TRENDS enabled the apparel design and merchandising seniors to show off their work.
“This showcase gives students the experience they need to succeed in a very competitive multi billion dollar industry,” Warren said. “I am very proud of all of our students. They executed the show with true commitment and dedication. Each year they thrive to raise the bar and I think they did that with a seamless production.”
Twelve senior designers and seven pattern-making students presented their work, involving more than 60 models. Sponsors such as Fashion Supplies Inc., Saks Fifth Avenue and Milani Cosmetics supported this year’s show.
“It’s really important for designers to have the opportunity to showcase their collections, just so they have the experience of preparing for a runway show,” said Samantha Gullikson, a spokesperson for the fashion show committee. “It was really nice to see all the hard work everyone put in come to fruition.”