‘Jungle planet pants’ and other fashion creations will wow at Cornell student runway show

 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA ADVISORY

‘Jungle planet pants’ and other fashion creations will wow at Cornell student runway show

ITHACA, N.Y. – The 29th Annual Cornell Fashion Collective Runway Show – one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the country – is set for Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Cornell University’s Barton Hall.

With an expected audience of 2,000 people, 40 student designers – mainly from the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design – will showcase 150 original fashion looks on the runway.

Highlights to watch in the year’s show include:

  • Out of this world fashion – Evoking an “interplanetary expedition to a jungle planet,” senior Matthew Gottesman’s collection is influenced by sci-fi films like “Star Wars.” He experimented with plastics, parachute nylons and an original fabric that bonds white paper to green denim.
  • Seven deadly sins – Freshmen designers will create looks related to the theme of sin.
  • Name-brand clothing – Students collaborated on a Boy Scout-influenced young menswear line fashioned with fabrics donated by Pendleton Woolen Mills.
  • Wetsuit fabric – Senior Caroline Delson created a line that incorporates stretch denim, velvet, frosted vinyl, Japanese cotton and neoprene – most commonly used in wetsuits.
  • Laser etching – “Quite a few students designed their own fabric and created digital prints for them, and many students took advantage of the laser cutter this semester,” said Senior Caroline Delson.

This year’s show will be live streamed at http://www.livestream.com/cornellalumni

Video and photography of last year’s runway show are available, as well as preview photos of this year’s fashion. For ticket and show information, visit: www.cornellfashioncollective.com

Contact:                     Syl Kacapyr

Phone:                        (607) 255-7701

Email:                         vpk6@cornell.edu

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