Panthers on the runway

This year, the Textiles and Apparel (TAPP) students are bringing a little bit of New York’s Fashion Week right to campus with Catwalk 26, ‘UNI Fashion Week’. The fashion week theme is sure to present spectators with hot off the runway looks all designed and produced by TAPP students.

UNI students modeling for the fashion show

Community members should expect to see a wide variety of garments and styles since it is not required for pieces to fit into the show theme.

The show will take place on Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Jordan Caruso, a senior TAPP major, is this year’s show executive director. “As the executive director, I oversee the planning of the whole show throughout this semester by helping the different committees organize the show promotion, models, and stage,” said Jordan.

Three show committees are currently working along side Jordan to finalize promotions, set designs and models. Last year, the show had around 25 different TAPP majors, minors, and anyone who has taken a TAPP class present their designs.

Designing and creating a piece of clothing isn’t easy, so TAPP students find the show to be the most rewarding aspect of the process. “Rather than just completing a project and being done with it, other people get to experience their hard work,” Jordan added.

Community members should expect to see a wide variety of garments and styles since it is not required for pieces to fit into the show theme.

“I also think they will see some things they don’t expect since garments in the show may not just include sewn pieces since we have a creative design class that creates garments out of non-traditional materials and construction methods,” said Jordan.

Jordan encourages everyone to come support the hard work of the TAPP students. “Even if you don’t have an interest in fashion design, it is something that is always interesting to watch as an outsider.”

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