A little over a week ago something amazing happened. On Friday night April 6th, the department of design and merchandising at CSU hosted its annual fashion show! The show was titled ‘Spectrum’ which can have a variety of meanings, but my favorite way to explain it was that this year’s show features a wide variety of designs, exploring different creative perspectives.
The show featured 24 collections which were created by the graduating class of 2018 earlier this fall. I was lucky enough to be apart of the class that set up the entire fashion show. The CSU fashion show is completely student run under the leadership of the amazing Dr. Carol Engel-Enright! The entire class worked all semester in order to produce this fashion show. The show is around a $20,000 production, and at the beginning of this year we have $0, luckily we had an amazing class that worked extremely hard to find great sponsors for this show!
Throughout the entire semester I had been taking behind the scene shots with my disposable cameras, and everything turned out amazing. It was a great feeling to be surrounded by art, and creativity as well as sharing that feeling with your peers. Once we made it to dress rehearsal everything began to feel so surreal. The entire Lincoln Center became our playground (to an extent), and the feeling that this show was actually happening began to sink in.
Since I was in the class my time was spent backstage, luckily I was able to capture amazing backstage shots of the fashion show. These photos will help my upcoming zine, but I’m still hungry for footage. Later this week our class actually gets to sit down and watch the fashion show that we worked so hard on producing. I’m so excited to actually sit down and watch the show!
I hope you all enjoy the photos. All shot on Fuji Film 35MM disposable cameras.