Reading, Pa. – Albright College’s fashion and costume students will host a high-energy fashion showcase on Saturday, May 6.
The exhibition showcase will include everything from fashion illustrations to marketing plans. Two runway shows will highlight a variety of student-created looks, including children’s, men’s and women’s wear. Due to limited seating in Albright’s Wachovia Theatre, two identical runway shows will be held this year, running from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and again from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Students from neighboring 13th and Union Elementary School will walk the runway this year in garments inspired by various cultures. These garments, adorned with the elementary students’ artwork, were created by Albright fashion students who spent the spring semester working with third-graders on a cultural exchange project using the media of art and fashion.
The following fashion showcase events are open to the public:
Runway Show, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wachovia TheatreExhibition, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Roop HallRunway Show, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wachovia TheatreVIP Reception, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Freedman Gallery
Student tickets for the runway show are $5/$10 in advance/at the door; Adult tickets are $10/$15 advance/door; and VIP tickets are $25 in advance only. The VIP ticket includes reserved seating and a private reception in the Freedman Gallery following the runway show. All other seating is general admission.
Awards, donated by Albright alumna Rose Jamieson ’63, author of High Fashion Hats, 1950-1980, will be presented during the fashion showcase for best collection, best design and best of exhibit. In addition, an Excellence in Childrenswear Award, donated by The Fabric Mart in Sinking Springs, Pa., will be given.
This year’s judges include Rebecca Kita, vice president of sales and merchandising at Carolina Herrera; Albright alumnus R. Scott French ’87, creative director for The Bromley Group; and Albright alumna Erica Jones ’07, owner/designer of GoBe Design, LLC.
The showcase is sponsored by the Center for the Arts and the Albright College Fashion Department. Tickets can be purchased from the Center for the Arts Box Office at 610-921-7547 or online at www.albright.edu/centerforthearts/.
Roop Hall and the Wachovia Theatre are located in the Center for the Arts on the Albright campus at 13th and Bern streets, Reading. For more information, please call 610-921-7715, or visit www.albright.edu/centerforthearts.