EMERGE: RUNWAY 2016
Last Sunday, the VCU Departments of Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising presented their annual fashion extravaganza, and I was lucky enough to have a runway seat! I felt just like Kimye at the Paris Chanel show! The gorgeously choreographed show featured the work of the graduating class, and boy are they a talented group of emerging young designers.
As you might expect, the show was a mix of over-the-top, in your dreams only outfits, and imminently wearable designs.
In a sea of black and gray, the fashion crowd’s go-to, the colorful designs shone!
I loved the detail that went into all of the work – so labor intensive but so important to the overall look!
Senior Shelby Rider at work hand beading her entry, and the stunning finished design!
Another beautiful detail on this blouse!
As Patricia Brown, chairperson of the Fashion Design and Merchandising says:
“We at VCU have a fashion department with so many advantages: a campus in the middle of a thriving, diverse and creative city; a top-ranked school of the arts within a vibrant university; a fashion department with the more business-like merchandising program and the design program housed together in one building. Not many schools can boast all that.”