Students to Showcase Designs at Annual Fashion Show

Model in TRENDS fashion show

A model shows off the designs of 2012 TRENDS fashion show first place winner Akane Shimizu. This year’s show will be held Saturday, April 27. Photo by Lee Choo.

Apparel design and merchandising students will showcase their most stylish creations at California State University, Northridge’s annual spring fashion show on Saturday, April 27.

The 34th annual spring fashion show, titled “Through the Looking Glass: A Fashion Wonderland,” presented by the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and TRENDS, the department’s student fashion organization, will take place at on Saturday, April 27  at 5 p.m. in the University Student Union’s Northridge Center.The Apparel Design and Merchandising fashion show production class and TRENDS will collaborate to host a show that highlights the university’s graduating apparel design and merchandising students. Sixteen graduating seniors will present their collections of five to six different looks with the help of student volunteer models who will walk the runway.

“It showcases student designers’ work in a professional fashion show setting where judges from the industry evaluate and critique each student’s designs,” said Zouleika Knight, student co-director of the show. “The event enables fashion students to gain exposure for their designs, network and get real-life insights from professionals in the working world.”

The event will begin with a private dean’s reception at 3 p.m. followed by VIP party at 4 p.m. for those who purchased VIP tickets. Doors will open for the general public at 5 p.m. for the show.

The fashion show is paid for with funds raised by TRENDS throughout the year and donations from sponsors, family members and other community organizations. This year’s major sponsors are Fashion Supplies Inc., a garment supply retailer servicing students and Milani Cosmetics, a multicultural collection that creates wearable colors for all ethnicities.

“The spring fashion show gives our students, TRENDS, and our program exposure to the fashion industry,” said Shirley Warren, apparel design and merchandising faculty and faculty producer of the fashion show. “It’s an opportunity for the community to see what our students have to showcase.”

Tickets are available at the Associated Students box office and Ticketmaster. Tickets are $10 for CSUN students and $15 for general admission. VIP tickets are sold-out.

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