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  • Home / News / Ursuline College fashion show, “Runway 2019,” presents student designs on April 28 | Ursuline College - Liberal Arts Education in Ohio

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    Ursuline College fashion show, “Runway 2019,” presents student designs on April 28

    March 21, 2019

    Ursuline College will host the ‘Runway’ 2019 fashion show on Sunday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m. at its Sister Diana Stano Athletic Center, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike. Tickets will be sold at the door only and are $15 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children 10 and under. A Spring Market featuring local fashion vendors opens at 11:30 a.m.

    This live Runway performance will showcase more than 45 garments designed and created by students in the Fashion Design major and ranging from ready-to-wear, to elegant, and avant-garde. Students in Ursuline’s Fashion Merchandising major produce the entire show.

    “It’s very exciting to watch our students unveil their original designs while putting on a first-class runway production,” said Dr. Constance Korosec, professor and chair of Ursuline’s Fashion Design and Merchandising program. “The goal is to provide our students, from first-years to seniors, with real world design experience while they showcase their designs to the academic, fashion community, and the public.”

    Runway’ 2019 marks the 41st year Ursuline has celebrated the close of the spring semester with a fashion show production. The event showcases the work of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumnae who will display unified collections that demonstrate the fashion design being created at the College.

    This year’s show will feature selected scenes from the College’s 4,000-piece Historic Costume Study Collection. “Shabby Jackets,” “Paper Dresses,” “Meraki Mills,” “Heavenly,” and, “Nantucket National” are some of the themes represented in the show.

    Draping and Flat Pattern students working with instructor Jennifer Knaus were guided through the design process and required to prepare a collection of garments for the production. Students developed their pieces around individual themes.

    All of these designs will be on our runway in the student show. Students will participate in the show either by unveiling their original designs created in advanced fashion classes or by adding their own touches to commercial patterns selected in textile classes.

    As part of Ursuline’s program, students can spend their third year of study at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, access the College’s Historic Costume Study Collection, which features over 4,000 pieces of 20th Century American apparel and accessories and take field study trips to New York City, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Atlanta and Toronto.