Clothing that runs the gamut from formal to casual to children’s, all designed by students, will hit the runway this week at UW-Stout.
The annual Silhouettes Fashion Show showcases original designs by 60 apparel design and development students. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, and 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets can be purchased online or at the student center service desk.
About 150 designs will be modeled by UW-Stout students. Many of the designs were created by students as part of class projects, but some clothing represents independent student work.
One of the designers, Alicia Hinz, also is the show director. “The show is an experience in itself. We have music pumping, video projecting, lights changing, an elevated stage and runway and of course fantastic heels, crazy hair, fabulous makeup and all Stout-created ensembles,” said Hinz, a senior from Green Bay.
The Thursday show will be judged by industry professionals, including UW-Stout alumni. The Saturday shows will include an awards ceremony, along with student displays about the process they followed in creating their apparel.
“Silhouettes is one of the biggest and best shows in the Midwest. Our apparel graduates end up all over the country in very different aspects of the industry. We have alumni doing everything from creating innovative active wear in Portland to Vogue-ready high fashion in New York,” Hinz said.
“The students featured in Silhouettes are the future leaders and trendsetters of the fashion industry.”
The show is sponsored in part by Kohl’s department stores, which donated $2,500.
For more information on the apparel, design and development program, go to the website.