Student designers showcase work at TRENDS fashion show

Melissa Simon

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Up-and-coming designers will be showing off their collections at the TRENDS fashion show called “Cirque de la Mode” (Fashion Circus) taking place tonight.

The Family and Consumer Sciences department, FCS, is sponsoring the show with the help of the TRENDS fashion club.

“Several people are involved in the show — the designers from Dr. Jongeun Kim’s class who are seniors showing their collections, the fashion-show production class that Professor Warren is teaching and TRENDS,” said FCS professor Diane Lewis-Goldstein.

Kim teaches a course in studio problems in apparel design.

“TRENDS is our fashion club on campus, it has been chartered since 1978, and I believe we had a fashion club before that with a different name,” said Lewis-Goldstein.

The club is open to all students on campus, including those who are not fashion students but have an interest in fashion and design.

Students involved in the fashion show are mainly students in the apparel and merchandising option of the FCS major.

“The 16 designers for the fashion show are graduating seniors who are currently taking the apparel design capstone course (FCS 476), which is taught by me,” Kim said.

The student collections will be based on the different inspiration and artistic visions of each designer.

“We have 16 designers with 90 looks total under three different categories: contemporary sportswear, romantic sportswear and special occasion dresses, including avant-garde art wears,” Kim said. “There is so much of a variety of looks, more than ever before.”

The looks cover a range of genres including street rock, minimalist, futuristic, tribal inspired, ethnic dresses, feminine touches like laces and silk-inspired materials, leather and trimming accented looks, evening gowns and ballroom dance costumes, cocktail dresses, artwear, musician’s stage wear and more, Kim said.

The presentation of “Cirque de la Mode” will be tonight at 7 p.m. at the USU Northridge Center.

The show is open to everyone. General admission tickets are $20, student tickets are $15 with ID, and there are even some VIP tickets for $30.