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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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2016 Terry Costa Catwalk Competition – Informational Meeting

Terry Costa is inviting all high school Junior and Senior Fashion Design students and College Fashion Design/Merchandising majors to participate in our 2016 Terry Costa Catwalk Competition!

We’re challenging students to design and create a winning Prom look for the 2016 Prom Season. During the fashion show, your look will rock the runway and be rated by three prominent members of the fashion community. After the show, your dress will be displayed at Terry Costa for a popular vote to be considered in choosing the winner.

Winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of Terry Costa, Inc. and a $500 gift certificate to Terry Costa!

This is an informational meeting for all Design Competition participants at Terry Costa. All submission packets are die by Sunday, January 31st (6:00PM-9:00PM).

Sunday, February 21st is the first fitting with models for Teen Board Fashion Show. Your design should be 90% complete at this point. Thursday, February 25th will be the final fitting and dress rehearsal for Teen Board Fashion Show. Designs must be completed and fit to model by the end of the night. Your dress will stay at Terry Costa after this date.

If you have any questions or concerns about the contest or the contents of this packet please call 972-385-6100 and ask to speak to the Teen Board Project Managers: Jennifer Johnson & Whitnee Richmond

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The Arc of Fashion

Andrea Patrick, a Blogger & “Personal Branding Stylist” in North Dallas originated an idea two years ago for a fundraiser that has a fashion theme whose purpose of this event is to raise awareness and money for The Arc of Dallas. However, this will not be your typical fashion show; this year’s show will double as a fashion design student competition. Fourteen fashion design schools from Texas and surrounding states have been invited to participate.

Hosted by DFW Style Daily Editor-In-Chief Leah Frazier. Featuring Celebrity Guest, Slick Vick of Storage Wars.


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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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MAY 1 | Main + Market: In the Name of Design

El Cengtro College FashionMain + Market, El Centro College’s annual fashion show in downtown Dallas, once again promises to push the envelope of urban chic by featuring a wide variety of minimalist, modern, and stylishly simple looks created by 17 graduating designers.

Main + Market is a collaboration of the Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing programs of El Centro. Students from both groups divide into 10 committees and work together for over six months to ultimately demonstrate their creativity and talents, not only in fashion design but also in special event production, merchandising, and other related tasks.

“We try to push our students to achieve their best in their designs and in the execution of their final garments,” said Michael Anthony, Fashion Design Production Professor. “The annual fashion show is the capstone for our entire program, and we’re always very excited to see what new, inventive things our folks will produce and promote.” In addition to the show itself, El Centro’s famed Food and Hospitality program will be catering the preshow reception.

Reception @ 6:00 PM   |   Show @ 7:00 PM


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SEP 17 | Little Black Dress Designer FROM THE RUNWAY TO HER WAY

Little Black Dress Designer FROM THE RUNWAY TO HER WAYEarlier this year, top Dallas student designers were awarded scholarships and paired with a professional designer to mentor them. After a summer-long apprenticeship, the winners of this year’s Little Black Dress Designer student fashion design competition have remade and perfected their dresses from the runway to the real world. These final designs will be unveiled on each student’s real world “muse” at the Little Black Dress Designer event and Fashion Show at Tootsies.

Music by DJ Lucy Wrubel and a showcase of Dallas hair salons creating a “modern updo for the LBD” on models.

RSVP: courtney@franciscoandco.com

Little Black Dress Designer

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Dallas House of Blues Goes Black for Iconic Designer Dress Competition | Culture Map Dallas

Dallas House of Blues goes black for iconic designer dress competitionLocal style setters descended on the House of Blues Dallas for the Little Black Dress Designer fashion show and competition… LBBD founder Jeff Shell transformed the popular concert venue into a chic runway straight out of a scene from New York Fashion Week…

In addition to bragging rights, winners were awarded a portion of $34,000 in scholarships, so this was more than fun and games for these students. Their charge: reinvent the iconic LBD, a staple in women’s wardrobes for decades. As models wearing the top 10 looks strutted down the runway, front-row VIPs clapped and nodded in approval… Read More at Culture Map Dallas ↠

Image via Culture Map Dallas

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Little Black Dress Designer Awards

6th Annual Little Black Dress DesignerSupport the future of fashion at the 6TH ANNUAL LITTLE BLACK DRESS DESIGNER DALLAS FASHION SHOW & AWARDS featuring the Top 10 design students from El Centro, HCC, University of North Texas and Wade College.  Find out who wins part of the $30,000 scholarships, and which designer gets paired with a fashion Muse and a designer Mentor.

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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.