Arts Collective Fashion Show – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update

Arts Collective Fashion Show

The Arts Collective will host a student-produced, student-designed fashion show on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Vandervort Room in the Scandling Campus Center.  Like professionals, student models will walk the runway to music to exhibit the work of nine different designers, spearheaded by Yifei  “Audrey” Li ’15.

 “We want to use the fashion show to get people’s attention about the arts and fashion,” said Li.  Students interested in fashion tried out a few weeks ago, and the designers chose more than 35 of them to model their creations.  The nine designers produced five different clothing lines, some of them collaborating with each other.  As part of this year’s theme, “Eras,” the clothing lines include items from the 1960s, the 1970s, and the Tang dynasty.

Li calls her personal clothing line “Industrial Revolution.”  She used materials such as mesh and wire to create her effects.  “The fashion show is an annual tradition, and we’re carrying out that tradition, but we’re also working on some innovations,” she said.

The fashion show has been well attended each year since its inception five years ago.  The Art and Architecture Department works with the Arts Collective on the show.  The Arts Collective plans to display and sell the clothing modeled at the show in a storefront in Geneva next semester.

The photo above was taken during the 2011 Arts Collective Fashion Show.