The Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies’ student organization, Threads’, held their 14th Annual Spring Fashion Show at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Greensboro on April 13th, 2019. Threads’ annual fundraising event showed over 100 different looks and sold approximately 500 tickets, making this their biggest show yet.
The theme for this year’s show was nature inspired with flower petals on and off the runway. The night started off with the Unconventional Challenge where students were tasked with creating outfits made from unconventional materials. In the spirit of this year’s theme, students were encouraged to used materials found in nature. Vashti Usry, winner of the “Best Show Stopper” award, created her look with faux flowers and leaves arranged into a short skirt with a long flower train and a regal flower head-dress. The winner of “Best Use of Materials,” Cassidy Burel, created her full-bodied dress with natural moss and created stick shoulder pad cessões to accent her all-natural look. Finally, Hope Hauser took home the prize for “Most Creative Use of Materials” with her dress made of leaves dipped in glycerin and painted black that were sewn down to fabric and adorned with real raven feather trim on both shoulders. Special thanks to Robert Garner of Kontoor Brands, DJ Hargrave of Twin City Fashion Week, and Acacio da Silva of Avexa for coming to judge the Unconventional Challenge.
To finish up the night, Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors showed the collections they had been working on throughout the year. Each designer had anywhere from two to fifteen different outfits walking the runway throughout the night.
We are so proud of our student organization for yet another outstanding show! Keep an eye out for articles about the show that are being published by YesWeekly and Ehphex média.