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The Root: Alternative Fashion Showcase

Deemed by the Dallas Observer as the best festival of 2015, Oaktopia explores the nature of Denton through art, music and culture. This year, Oaktopia will add a fashion showcase to it’s lineup. Inspired by Denton’s eclectic style, the show will mix fashion, music, and projections with a diverse group of local boutiques and designers.

Show producer Ashley Nicole Whitby recently told DFW Style Daily that you can expect “vintage clothing, recycled headpieces, edgy menswear, plus-sized designs, and androgynous looks.” Read the full interview here.

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TIMELESS: TWU Fashion Show

TWU Announces the 2016 Annual Montage Senior Fashion Show!

Come explore a captivating night filled with innovative fashions at TWU! The Annual Montage Senior Fashion Show TIMELESS: Witness the Discovery will be presented Friday, May 6th, at Margo Jones Performance Hall in Denton, TX. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. with the journey beginning at 8:00 p.m. Join Texas Woman’s University for a glimpse of fashion exploration, celebration and reception.

For more information, contact Sheri Dragoo at SDragoo@tuw.edu or call (940) 898-2661.

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MAY 1 | Almora: Montage Senior Fashion Show

TWU Almora Montage Senior Fashion Show

Almora, the Perfect Storm: Program in Fashion and Textiles at Texas Woman’s University presents it Annual Montage Runway Fashion Show of student designs at the Margo Jones Performance Hall on the Denton Campus at 8:00 PM on Friday, May 1, 2015.

Storms are brewing at Texas Woman’s University’s Margo Jones Hall, where a heavy rain of senior creativity and design is to be anticipated. Come join us this spring as Texas Woman’s University Programs in Fashion and Textiles presents Almora: The Perfect Storm. The event will showcase Senior Design student’s fashion apparel collections from fall and spring with a burst of colors and categories ranging from ready-to-wear to evening wear. Almora will be held in the Margo Jones Performance Hall on the Texas Woman’s University Denton campus Friday May 1, 2015. Doors will open at 7:15 pm. Upon arrival, guests can come and enjoy refreshments, view senior portfolio’s, and participate in bidding on silent auction items to help fund the evening’s event.

Parking is complimentary and lots are available across Oakland Street from the Performance Hall.

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JUN 28 – OCT 24 | American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity

American Brides Fashion Exhibit

“American Brides” is an exhibit presented by the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Texas Fashion Collection (TFC) at the University of North Texas. It features more than 40 wedding gowns, dresses, and ensembles that span from 1840 to the present and can be viewed in both the Meadows and Gough galleries at the Center for Visual Arts.

“American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity” emphasizes the importance of bridal traditions that were handed down from the 19th century to the present day, such as the white wedding gown that was made popular by Queen Victoria. Visitors will gain an appreciation of the beautiful details and handwork in each gown represented in the exhibition.

The Texas Fashion Collection, which is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design, is home to more than 20,000 examples of historic and modern fashion and accessories which are available for research and inspiration to students and the public. Most of the wedding gowns on display are drawn from the core of the TFC. These selections from the TFC also include several 19th century bridal gowns on loan from Steven Porterfield, who owns the Cat’s Meow vintage store in Midland, Texas.

Dallas designers Michael Faircloth and Winn Morton have dresses in the show, along with Houston designer, Victor Costa. The designs range from traditional, historic silhouettes to dresses from the 1960s and 1970s, when previously acceptable norms for bridal wear were tested. Creations UNT professors Marian O’Rourke Kaplan and Janie Stidham, along with custom designs by recent MFA graduates from the fashion program are included.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 1:00-5:00 PM

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MAY 3 | UNT ArtWear Fashion Show

Designs of 29 seniors showcased at UNT’s ArtWear fashion show, the annual juried exhibition of the graduating senior student work in the Fashion Design program at UNT.

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Twenty-nine senior fashion design majors will show off their creations at the annual ArtWear fashion show at 6 p.m. May 3 (Saturday) at the Gateway Center Ballroom, 801 North Texas Blvd.

The runway show, sponsored by Neiman Marcus, features garment designs selected by fashion industry professionals in the fashion design program in the College of Visual Arts and Design. ArtWear is the senior exit review for the students who are majoring in fashion design.

Participants will vie for cash awards in several different categories, including “Best Collection.”

“Much like the fashion industry, your designs must be selected by buyers (jurors) and accepted by the consumers (audience),” said Janie Stidham, fashion design program coordinator and associate professor in the College of Visual Arts and Design. “Fashion is a very competitive business with constant change, and students must be innovative and on top of their game to compete and be successful.”

Senior fashion design major Chassity Ellison is excited about showing off her pieces that have been inspired by the “selfie” phenomenon commonly seen on social media sites. Using different types of paint, she reinterpreted selfies on a cape, pencil skirts and tops made from denim.

She has anticipated participating in ArtWear since she entered the fashion design program. During the three years in the program, she has gone from learning how to sew to completely constructing garments. She has been designing her collection for ArtWear since December and sketched out more than 20 designs for the project.

“We’re working hard all year round,” she said. “The people will actually see not only did you design it, you made these clothes from scratch.”

ArtWear is now in its third decade and participants have worked for companies such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, JCPenney and more.

This year’s judges are Karen Dorff, design lecturer; Julie McCullough, Make + Made Studio; Neil Marek, Marek + Richard; Robert Richard, Marek + Richard; Emmanuel Tobias, Krystaline Brand Inc. and El Centro College; and Marianne Stayer Phillips, Stardust Celebrations.

The event will be emceed by UNT alumna Emily MacKinnon, a designer for Victoria Secret’s PINK line.