The Fashion Show winners are back in spotlight at Morrill Hall show

Students set up an exhibit from The Fashion Show in Morril Hall on Friday, April 25, 2013.

Stephanie Noble

Whether you love art or fashion or are simply proud of your school, the Mary Alice Gallery has an event for you. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, you can head to 1015 Morrill Hall and witness the grand opening of The Fashion Show 2013 exhibit.

The exhibit showcases 20 of the winning garments from the show, which took place April 13, 2013, allowing those who could not attend to see why The Fashion Show causes such a stir year upon year. The garments shown in the display are all first- and second-place winners from the show, the “creme de la creme.”

Those who attended the show can now get a chance to see how the pieces look close up, said Kristie Syring and Sara Kinderknecht, the Gallery and Display directors. Both were especially excited about a few examples of this, including senior Molly Charipar’s “Tailored for Tots” line.

“She digitally printed all of the tops with different bug patterns,” Syring said. “From afar it would be a detail that would be hard to see.”

The show itself attracted more than 2,000 audience members this year, which shows the event’s magnitude. The exhibit not only demonstrates pride in the hard work of all of the apparel students but it also highlights the importance of the show to the program.

The support from alumni, parents and fellow students each April for the past 31 years has helped encourage design students to make their collections more creative, and this exhibit gives attendees the opportunity to see the results of this in detail.

Syring and Kinderknecht confirmed this spring that the exhibit will differ from that of previous years.

“We are featuring a timeline of the show with the exhibit. It allows our viewer to better understand the whole process,” Syring said.

Attendees will be given handouts of all of the winners’ design statements, and for those who haven’t already picked one up, The Fashion Show T-shirts will also be sold at the opening.

After the opening night, the exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays until Aug. 30. Admission is free, but flash photography is prohibited.