Here are some images from NCSU Fashion Week. Be on the look out on all social media for the #NCSUFW to find more pictures from Fashion Week!
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NCSU Fashion Week starts today! First runway show is at 6:30pm in the Hunt Library. Hope to see you there!
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Talent Soars at Sold-out Fashion Exposé
Monday evening marked the 16th annual fashion exposé for the African-American Textile Society. With seventeen N.C. State student designers competing in this exhibition, the night was filled with jaw-dropping talent and immaculate designs.
Serving as an outlet for design and creativity, the AATS Fashion Exposé allowed students, ranging from freshman to seniors, to showcase their designs in three diverse categories: exhibit, novice and intermediate.
Since this exhibition was a nonrestrictive outlet for designers’ imagination, the inspiration behind the designs was extremely diverse. While colors flooded Meredith Grimes’s collection entitled “A Ray of Sunshine,” senior designer Elizabeth Croom’s creativeness stemmed from Dante’s Inferno.
“Each of my garments represents the nine circles of hell,” she said.
Croom further explained that each of her nine outfits was purposively ripped and burned to represent the various levels of darkness found in Hell.
While Croom was the first runner-up in the Intermediate Category for her designs, it was senior Joelle Purifoy who won the grand prize. Purifoy’s collection, “Amina,” was infused with hand beading and a mixture of geometric patterns and colorful prints. Her designs also showcased her use of authentic African materials.
Charnessa Hamlett, a sophomore in fashion and textile management, took home the grand prize in the novice category. Her collection, “Runaway Swan,” incorporated inspiration from Kanye West’s song, “Runaway,” and the award-winning film “Black Swan.” Yet she wanted to give her black costumes her own twist by incorporating sparks of gold into each design.
For Hamlett, this exposé was extremely special because it marked her first winning in a fashion show competition.
“Winning the Novice Category is still kind of surreal to me. It was all a blur, and I don’t even remember walking out onto the runway,” Hamlett said. “I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me.”
She is already planning out her next collection in her head.
“Since this time everything was black, next time I’m thinking color – lots and lots of color!”
Representatives from Belk, Maurice’s and the AATS sponsored the show, which allowed student winners to receive scholarship money towards school and future collections.
Just as any other fashion showcase and competition, the exposé had a solid team behind the success. Fashion Exposé Coordinator Lisa Redfearn was welcomed with a warm round of applause for all of her hard work and dedication. Not only was this show a fashion sensation, tickets sold out!
The AATS Fashion Exposé serves not only as an outlet for designers’ imagination, but it also provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in design, production, filmmaking, photography and directing. In essence, this competition is another way to get students ready for life after graduation.
And for seniors Joelle Purifoy, Jasmine Rhodes, Elizabeth Croom and Alexia Bethea, this exhibition was just that – a sentimental “send-off.”
By: Kathryn Daniel
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Charleston Fashion Week Runway Looks by: Jazsalyn McNeil
We are so proud of Jazsalyn McNeil, from NCSU’s College of Textiles, for showing her collection in the Emerging Designers fashion show in Charleston Fashion Week. Check out her designs!
Runway photos of the collection from Charleston Fashion Week by emerging designer Jazsalyn McNeil. Photos by: Jon Millner