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Last night, we attended the Art Institute’s 13th annual Fit2Print Fashion Show and Silent Auction, benefiting the Creative Arts Scholarship Fund. The night of high fashion started as soon as we walked through the door and saw the lovely Co-chair of the event, Eden Dawn in a Ms. Wood dress made especially for her. She looked gorgeous and epitomized what the evening was about- fearless, one-of-a-kind fashion!

The first act featured one of a kind pieces from Graphic Design and Apparel Design students who worked in pairs to create colorful, whimsical dresses made of paper, tulle, tissue paper, and feathers. 

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Our favorite dress, titled “money wasted” looked like a shift dress made entirely of bright copper pennies, topped off with penny shoes.

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A close second was a one-strap dress with hat made of cigarette cartons, called “10,000 cigarettes.”

 

 

 

The second act featured fashions from recent graduates senior collections. These collections are the end result of nine months of hard work that started from concept, to patterning and prototyping and ended with the completed garments.

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Each designer had three to five outfits modeled. The collections were very eclectic;we saw everyting from the military inspired “Cirque Militaire” from Becky Ross,  featuring a stunning military green evening gown, an “Inner G” collection and our favorite, “Japanese Mod” by Dane Brennon. We loved the little yellow coat in his dress below.

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While the night was full of excitement for the students, a few slips ups did occur. The sound was a bit scratchy, there was utter confusion at the end when the models were supposed to line up with the designers and an unfortunate Janet Jackson slip, but all in all, it was a fantastic event and featured many promising new designers. Thank you to 2am media for the wonderful shots. Perhaps we’ll be featuring lines from these talented designers in store in the next few seasons!