The Fashion and Design Students (FaDS) of MTSU will be hosting its third annual MT Fashion Week April 8- April 11. All events except the Machines of Motion fashion runway show are free to the public. The events are as follows:
April 8: Curvy Couture Plus Size Fashion Show. Curvy Couture is MTSU’s first fashion show for sizes 10 and up. This show was created by two fashion merchandising students, Brittany M. Richards and Venita Rhodes to help embrace the beauty of a size that is usually overlooked by the fashion industry. With the help of four local designers who are debuting their latest collections, Curvy Couture has one of the most talked about events to attend this spring. The Curvy Couture fashion show will be in the Todd Hall Art Gallery at 7 pm and is free to the public.
April 10: Fashion Industry Guest Speaker Panel. The Fashion Industry Guest Speaker Panel is a new event for MT Fashion Week this year. It will consist of fashion professionals from the Nashville area who will be speaking about their career and the path that led them to it. They will offer advice to aspiring fashion insiders as well as answer any questions during the Q&A portion of the event. The Fashion Industry Panel will be at 7pm in the Business and Aerospace Building in the State Farm Room, S102.
April 11: Machines of Motion- A 21st Century Tribute to Art Deco. Machines of Motion is a student-produced runway fashion show presenting garments made by design students. The theme and promotional strategies for the fashion runway show were developed in the spring semester by the 2014 Textiles, Merchandising, and Design (TXMD) Promotion class. Take a journey with us as we venture from the beginning of the 1930’s in Henry Ford’s Economy Car, where we see the devastating lows of the depression. Then we will hop into the Art Deco inspired Bugatti Atlantic Coupe. We arrive at our final destination in the luxurious lives of the rich and famous in the awe-inspiring Bentley Hardtop Coupe. Whether it’s pearls or rags, the decade has a fashion statement unlike any other. Machines of Motion will be on Friday, April 11, 2014, at 7 m. in the Tennessee Ballroom of the James Union Building. General Admission is $20 and VIP admission is $50 and includes a reception hosted by the Runway Show Advisory Board, a group of alumni and community supporters of the Human Sciences Department.