IUP’s Fashion Association and Visual Merchandising Club will collaborate to host a spring fashion show that features styles dating back to the 1920s at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Sutton Hall Blue Room.
“We decided to do the time-period theme because we’ve been doing fashion shows that feature only styles from today for the past few years, and we wanted to do something different,” Molly Fox (junior, fashion merchandising) said.
At the beginning of the spring semester, members from the Fashion Association were assigned styles from the ’20s to ’60s, while the Visual Merchandising Club worked on ’70s to 2000s material.
The Fashion Association and Visual Merchandising Club worked on Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week, having members style outfits and volunteer models try them on.
The clothes are usually borrowed from the members, but the models like to bring their own clothes which they feel fit them well.
“We have about 50 people involved in the show,” Fox said, “including the officers of both the Fashion Association and the Visual Merchandising Club, our stylists and designers, our models, the DJ and the lighting guy.”
The event, with its broad spectrum of fashion, aims to show students and faculty members the different styles of the past, present and future, according to Fox.
“Style is a huge part of who we are, so we want to show people the styles that were worn by their parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents.”
Additionally, the money raised from the event will be used by the Fashion Association to help members pay for their annual New York City trip.
“Every year during winter break, we take a networking trip to New York City,” Fox said.
“Since New York City is the fashion capital of the country, it is vital for our members to be able to get out there, meet with top companies and submit our resumes to them in hopes of an internship or job.”
Fox hopes to see the endeavor pay off for both clubs.
“The Fashion Association and the Visual Merchandising Club have been working extremely hard on this show so we hope that everyone who attends is able to see that through our work.”
Tickets are $2.