Distortion: U of M Senior Fashion Show

College seniors around the state still have a few months left to tighten up their résumés and portfolios in preparation for the real world. But this weekend, 18 emerging fashion designers at the University of Minnesota are getting a head start on their classmates by unveiling their student collections for a crowd of local industry elite at the 43rd Annual Senior Fashion Show. A local runway-event favorite deeply ingrained in the tradition of highlighting talented students, the U of M Senior Fashion Show features fresh, creative, and polished designs from emerging artists—some of whom are already well on their way to becoming the next big thing. With a wide range of personal styles and inspirations, designers are slated to showcase men's and women's high fashion and ready-to-wear collections made with intricate textiles, some hand-dyed and screen-printed. Local jewelry designer and former news anchor Robyne Robinson will host the highly anticipated on-campus event, with a pre-runway exhibit from the junior class to kick off the evening. The annual show tends to attract a sell-out crowd of local fashion insiders, students, and faculty, so don't wait to buy tickets at the door or you may never get to say "I saw them when...." For advance tickets, show information, and designer bios, visit fashionshow.design.umn.edu. (Pictured: Work by Carol Lee)
Sat., Feb. 19, 5 & 8 p.m., 2011

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