Fashion Students Unveil Spring Designs


Hundreds of people made their way to CREO, Mount Mary College’s spring fashion show held at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee on May 10. The theme for the fashion show was “Juxtapose,” which means placing close together or side-by-side for a comparision or a contrasting effect.

Liberty Lo, a fashion student from the class, spoke of her interpretation about the meaning behind the theme of Juxtapose.

The inspiration of this year’s show came from the theme, “Common Thread.” It means that we all have the same love and passion for art, but we are all different in many ways; hence the name “Juxtapose,” Lo said.

“Juxtapose” showcased garments made by Mount Mary’s fashion design students. Students from the Fashion Show Coordination class worked tirelessly all semester to plan every detail of the show: theme, music, makeup, hair, models, visual presentation, location and media/promotions.

The fashion students were able to put the show together with the help of their teachers Sandra Keiser, Trish Kuehnl and Kelly Kohl.

“The Fashion Show Coordination class that plans the fashion show works collaboratively as a group and with a team of professionals putting in a tremendous amount of effort,” said Sandra Keiser, chairperson fashion department and co-director of CREO. “Each year the show gets better as we have more resources to work with and we get used to the challenges of taking it on the road.”

Student awards were sponsored by a number of local and national retailers and corporations, such as Donna Ricco, Bon-Ton, Target, M Magazine, Kohl’s, Harley Davidson, and many more.

Senior design student Pa Ser Yang won two awards. She was the winner of “Sister Aloyse Outstanding Construction Award” and the “2013 Best of Show Award” for her collection, “Second Skin.”

“I was inspired by the different sewing techniques that are used to create different textures as shown through in my collection. The nude palette acting as a second layer of skin with the illusion of textured molded onto the fabrics was what I was going for,” Ser said.

Another highlight was the variety of Mount Mary’s art and interior design students’ work, which decorated the hall above the Harley Motor Restaurant.

Logan Productions created the technical part of the production. Jai Bird Productions was responsible for the music. Florida Perry Smith had the job of creative director. The models in the show had a modern updo top-knot look with their hair which was done by Robert Schneider and their bold makeup was done by Blush.

Those that attended the 8 p.m. show ended the evening by being served dessert and coffee, a sweet ending to the tremendous effort put forth by all involved.

“The Harley Davidson Museum was a great venue with a very urban vibe. We look forward to returning there next year,” Keiser said.

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