Auburn University student work on display at student-produced Fashion Event Thursday

Published: April 18, 2017
Updated: June 21, 2017
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The Fashion Event at Auburn University gives students in Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management the chance to not only have their work presented on the runway, but to also plan and produce a live runway show.

"Urbanistic" is scheduled for Thursday, April 20, in Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for gallery viewing and a silent auction. The runway show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online.

Since its inception seven years ago, the Fashion Event serves as the signature student design exhibition, planned and executed by students in the Apparel Merchandising and Design Association, or AMDA, and with the leadership of students in the Fashion Event Planning and Fashion Event Management classes.

This year's event will include store displays created by apparel students and creative paper lamps and design blocks created by interior design students.

Approximately 80 apparel items will be on display in the runway show, with individual design projects from sophomore and junior level classes, designs created by seniors and graduate students for an international competition and apparel lines created by senior teams.

The silent auction will feature accessories, apparel and other donated items.

Under Armour Professor Pamela Ulrich said students selected the "Urbanistic" theme to utilize bright multi-colors and black and white "to represent the diversity of colors in fashion and on the streets."

This year's Fashion Event is sponsored by the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences in the College of Human Sciences, the Apparel Merchandising and Design Association and The Mint Julep Boutique.

Proceeds from the annual event go to support the Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management program through scholarships, programmatic support, equipment, software, travel awards and domestic and international study tours for students.

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