The NCCU Department of Human Sciences presented their 22nd annual fashion design competition on Tuesday with help from student organization Fashion Inc.
Models from junior Kamryn McCorkle’s “In Living Color”-inspired clothing line walk the runway at the “Reels of Fashion” design competition on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Photo by Kaylee Sciacca.
The NCCU Department of Human Sciences presented their 22nd annual fashion design competition on March 28 with help from student organization Fashion Inc.
The theme for the evening was “Reels of Fashion,” with clothing lines by upperclassmen taking cues from various movies and television shows to emphasize the influence media has on our lives and culture as a whole.
However, the juniors and seniors’ work was preceded by that of the “fashion novistas” (pictured above) taking CLTX 2410 – Apparel Construction and Management– who were instructed to create a two-piece look (a jacket or vest and bottoms) to reflect on their study of apparel functionality and fit.
A cocktail hour was held for VIP ticketholders which included food, live entertainment, door prizes and floor seating for the show was also held prior to the event’s 7 p.m. start.
Seventeen different lines were presented with influences ranging from Disney classics like “Tarzan” to the reality show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” In some collections, the student designer themselves was wearing one of his or her own creations.
Trophies were given out to first place winner junior BaySean Washington, second place winner senior Monique Sanders and third place winner senior Zhynyrah Eure (above, from left to right). They and other students also won awards for improvement over the course of the program and use of design elements.
“I feel so good — this semester, I worked hard, made time and focused on creativity,” Eure said of her line, which was inspired by the comedy horror television series “Scream Queens.” “Everything turned out exactly how I wanted it to.”
“Tonight went absolutely amazingly,” senior and Fashion Inc. president Tre Thompson said of the event. “It was so smooth backstage, and from what I’ve heard from some of our guests, they loved all the different design concepts that came out.”
The competition itself fulfills a Apparel Design program requirement for students to create original garments from different design processes.
All photos by Kaylee Sciacca.