TMFD Biennial Student Runway Show draws capacity audience
24 Jun 2014
TMFD’s Biennial Student Runway show Fusion Fashion , Btook place on Friday April 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Nebraska Union’s Centennial Ballroom. Once again, students from TMFD, from the Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management and the Catering programs in Nutrition & Health Sciences, from the Johnny Carson School of Theater and Film, from the Glenn Korff School of Music, and from the Department of Art & Art History joined creative forces to bring the campus and Lincoln communities a dazzling and unforgettable evening of style and creativity.
The pre-show VIP dinner was held in the Union's Regency Suite, which was entirely transformed by HRTM's table landscapers, and lit to create a moody blue environment linked in spirit to the show's opening collection, Blue. While the dinner unfolded in the intimate confines of the "Blue" room, hundreds of eager audience members queued up in the Union's rotunda area, waiting for the doors to open and enjoying the red carpet wall and the photo opportunities it offered.
Over 125 outstanding examples of student work, grouped in Collections, Structure and Details, Fashion Meets Culture, Recycled, Experimental, All Eyes on Me, and Parade ensembles, graced the runway to music composed by students Mark Nickel and Casey Kettler, working under Assistant Professor of Composition Damon Lee.
This year’s guest awards judges were native Nebraskans and TMFD alumnae Amanda Valentine and JLynn Hausmann. Nashville, TN-based Valentine appeared as a design contestant on Project Runway’s Season 11 series and operates Valentine, Valentine, a design and stylist consultancy. Hausmann is the principal behind JHaus Brand, a fashion denim company based in Los Angeles. In addition to selecting the Mary Mitchell Fashion Excellence Award winners the night of the show, the judges each presented a representative collection of recent creations from the respective lines.
The next biennial runway show will take place on Friday April 22, 2016, again in the Centennial Ballroom on city campus. That day happens to be Earth Day 2016, a detail that is likely to influence the evening's themes. Mark your calendars now!
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