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Time to shine: Silhouettes fashion show to feature glow-in-the-dark designs

April 30, 2012

Clothing designed by UW-Stout students will light up the runway Thursday and Saturday during the annual Silhouettes fashion show by the apparel design and development program.

The shows are 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday and 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Seating for about 600 often sells out for each show. To purchase tickets go to http://tickets.uwstout.edu.

The theme this year is “Glow.” Each show will be capped with a special show of clothing that glows in the dark. Students will use various special effects, including LED lights, battery-operated lights and glow-in-the-dark fabrics and spray paints, according to Allyson Engel, of Appleton, a junior and a show coordinator.

All of the approximately 200 pieces of clothing will be original, designed and made by 65 students. Judges from the fashion industry will present awards after the last show Saturday.

“The show gives students a chance to see an idea they had on paper on a real model and to see their collection on the runway,” said show adviser and Assistant Professor Kathryn Kujawa. “The whole mission of the apparel design and development program is to teach students to make clothes that work.”

Models for the show are mostly UW-Stout students, including some of the designers.


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