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CWU Student Fashion Show on Saturday to Highlight Industry-Quality Work

Photo from a past Student Fashion Show

The annual student fashion show is an opportunity for ATM students to produce industry-quality work.


The Central Washington University Fashion Show Production class will hold its 26th annual fashion show, Reemergence, on Saturday, June 4, in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre in McConnell Hall. There will be a matinee showing at 3 p.m. and an evening showing at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 2 and 6 p.m., respectively. Before each show, there will be a silent auction to help fund the event and benefit Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising (ATM) students.

Reemergence is an opportunity for CWU students to take fashion-forward trends to the next level. The show—created by the Fashion Show Production class, the ATM program, and the Theatre Department and sponsored by the Student Fashion Association and Claim Clothing—features 12 original collections produced by student designers from conceptualization to completion.

Designers are responsible for the entire audience experience while their line is being presented, choosing their models, choreography, music, and styling to reflect their overall inspiration and theme. Design concepts are executed through story boards, identification of target markets, draping and flat patterning of designs, and completion of muslin samples of the final product seen on the runway.

The show is produced by the Fashion Show Production class and enables students to synthesize skills such as critical and creative thinking, negotiation, teamwork, delegation, and communication—all of which are relevant to careers in the apparel industry. Students work with local businesses, technicians, and clubs to develop publicity and advertising as they fundraise, design, and build the stage and exhibition area, music, and announcements for the show.

Each show starts with a one-hour silent auction featuring an array of items donated from the community and program supporters. Proceeds will benefit the ATM program and help fund next year’s fashion show. All forms of payment are accepted.

Tickets are available online and at the door. Cost is $12 for general admission and $10 for students when purchased online. Door price is $12 for all attendees.

Media contact: Rune Torgersen, Department of Public Affairs, rune.torgersen@cwu.edu, 509-963-1264