Spring florals bloom during fashion show


Students in IUP’s Fashion Show Production class (FSMR 358) hold annual, free fashion shows in order to showcase their understanding of fashion through image, language and events, as well as how to properly host a show.

Students held such a show,  “Shades of Spring,” Thursday in Sutton Hall’s Blue Room.

It was a collection of the dark and light colors that spring produces.

All of the clothing used for the show was donated by volunteer models or class members.

Models clad in dark blues, blacks and gradients of gray strutted down the center aisle. Edgier styles stomped the runway with leather, dark tie-dyes and floppy hats.

The IUP Drill Team entertained the crowd with a special performance during the intermission with the assistance of Tim Rothwell (senior, business management), who served as DJ for the event. Rothwell said he had a great time choosing the music and affecting the mood of the show with his own mixes.

The second half of the show displayed the light shades of spring, featuring floral patterns, bright colors and pastels. Flowers were blooming and turning green during the final outfits of the show as models flaunted palazzo pants, kimonos and high-waisted shorts in bright colors.

Teresa Nicosia (junior, fashion merchandising), model coordinator for the show, and three other partners were responsible for holding casting calls and walking practices before the show and lineup, merchandise and props used during the show.

“I thought the show was extremely successful,” Nicosia said. “Our models killed it and looked like professionals on the runway.”

Alex Seibert (junior, journalism) attended the show to support one of her sorority sisters. 

“I really loved all of the different outfits during both scenes,” Seibert said. “It was so great to see the new trends for summer as it is approaching so soon.”   

The sponsors of the event, Family Video, Lucy Raw, Lorelli’s Jewelers, Sheetz and Mary Kay, donated the raffle baskets and other items needed for the show.

“Shades of Spring” raised a total of $82 for Autism Speaks.