The Boston Center for the Arts was filled with hundreds of cheering audience members for fashion design students’ Annual Fashion Show, “Manipulation.” After preparing for months on end, the show debuted on May 4, 2013 with one-of-a-kind pieces radiating down the runway. From bright-eyed juniors to seasoned seniors, all students were eager to share their many talents with the Boston community.
“Breaking the Rules of Fashion”
“For our 25th Annual Fashion Show, we gave audiences a taste of the past with a flavor for the future,” said Phyllis Misite, PH.D. “As always, our fashion design students revealed their style visions, but there was a twist on production and fashion design. In 2013, we broke all of the rules, especially with clothing construction. Students changed fabrics to challenge the impact of visual norms. On top of that, Fashion Merchandising and Marketing and Graphic Design majors helped with the promotion of the event.”
A Glimpse into the Fashion Industry
For our fashion designers seniors, the student-run event provided a glimpse into the glamorous and ever-changing world of fashion. Approximately 40 student fashion designers showed off their work to a panel of apparel industry jurists who are well known from the Boston fashion community. The student awards winners are below:
- Most Creative Single Concept
- Best Use of Materials
- Best Ready-to-Wear Collection
- Best in Show
Preparation for Fashion Design Career
“I always knew that I wanted to go to a small school close to my hometown of Melrose, MA. When I visited Mount Ida on a tour, I was drawn to the supportive environment with professors who are eager to see you succeed. They truly care about helping students become the best fashion designers they can be, which pushes me to create finished products that they will remember for years to come,” said Lizz Stepchin ’13.