Students showcase ‘Elements’ fashion show for class project

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Students in a fashion show production class held a free fashion show titled “Elements” Wednesday in Sutton Hall’s Blue Room.

The theme of the show depicted wind, fire, earth and water.

A Fashion show production class FSMR 358, focuses on developing an
understanding of fashion through image, language and events, according to the undergraduate catalog.

About 20 models walked the runway, and 15 dressers helped the girls to quickly change their outfits between transitions.

“All the clothing that the models are wearing came from our own closets,” said Alaya
Scott (senior, fashion merchandising), coordinator of the event.

“It was actually really fun to see all the different clothing variations that we made with our own stuff.”

All of the models were student volunteers that were friends, classmates or sorority sisters of the girls that organized and coordinated the fashion show.

Alpha Phi Alpha sister and model for the event Savannah Buday (freshman, dietetics) said she had a really great time being a part of the show.

“I heard about it through one of my sisters,” Buday said, “and I’m glad I was able to be a part of it. It was a really fun time.”

Phi Kappa Psi brothers also volunteered for the event by handing out pamphlets at the beginning of the show and spray painting themselves to become a part of the theme.

While the theme of the show was earth, water,
wind and fire, the girls managed to incorporate spring and summer patterns into the outfits.

We came to the show because our friends were models,” Bailey Botterbusch (freshman, criminology) said.

Caitlin Sippel (freshman, English: pre-law) enjoyed some of the summer clothes modeled at the show.

“It was really cute,” SippeL said. “They definitely showed nice summer clothes.”

Donations were accepted before, during and after the show, and all proceeds go toward funding the Indiana Community Garden.

The Indiana Community Garden helps to grow healthy food, encourage sustainability and build community through its educational and garden-related activities, according to the pamphlet provided at the beginning of the show.

Students, Indiana community members, faculty and even younger children were in attendance.