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  Mount Mary student fashion designers will showcase their work on an e-shaped runway, a nod to this year’s theme “evoke.”  The students have been preparing for months, when their dresses and swimsuits were merely fabrics swaths, or in some cases, other dresses.  In a draping class, Rachel Beranich, a sophomore, was preparing a dress inspired […]

 
Mount Mary student fashion designers will showcase their work on an e-shaped runway, a nod to this year’s theme “evoke.”  The students have been preparing for months, when their dresses and swimsuits were merely fabrics swaths, or in some cases, other dresses.

 In a draping class, Rachel Beranich, a sophomore, was preparing a dress inspired by cotton candy. With pink and blue tulle atop a crinoline petticoat, she pinned and pulled on the fabrics to her liking. On top of the dress form were two brightly colored hair pieces that matched the skirt of the dress. Beranich was originally an anthropology major at UWM, but after three years she decided to focus on her love of costuming and enrolled in classes at Mount Mary.

A look around the draping classroom revealed the typical fashion workroom aesthetic: pins and thread strewn about, idle sewing machines, and dress forms of all sizes standing guard around the room’s perimeter.

In a classroom across the hall, Arielle Pratt, a graduate student, was working on a teal leather dress on to which she would later add crystals. The dress was for a client, she said, but would also appear in the show.

Jordan Hehn, a senior, discussed her ‘60s-inspired resort collection. All of her fabric was repurposed from vintage dresses and turned into various pieces like a high-waist, two-piece swimsuit in a vivid coral pink.

All of the looks that will appear in Friday’s shows have been selected by a jury panel of industry veterans. And, for the first time ever, the fashion show will coincide with a free gallery displaying the works of students in the art and design division, an umbrella group that inlcudes interior design, graphic design and the fine arts program.

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This year’s show takes place Friday, May 11, at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. There are three identical shows throughout the day at 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. All ticket information can be found here.

 

 

 

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