Intermission: The [Fashion] Show Must Go On

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this year's COLLECTIONS

Collection

Name

WESTERN

Apres Tennis

OFF COURT ATH.

Apres Tennis

Collection

Name

HOZIER/WATER

Collection

Name

BURLESQUE

BALLET

Collection

Name

BALLET

Collection

Name

HYPERPOP

Collection

Name

SCREAM QUEEN

Collection

Name

TENNIS

Collection

Name

AMUSEMENT

Collection

Name

GLOVES

Without Further Ado, We present to you

 

 

the 29th annual

fashion production association

fashion design show

INTERMISSIOn

The [Fashion] show MUST GO ON

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01.

Our collection, AprÈs Tennis, translates to "after tennis, representing the post tennis match lifestyle. inspired by vintage Wimbledon advertisements, 60's silhouettes, and powerful women, we hope you enjoy!

anna johnson | emily parodi | grace nanni

this look incorporates the entire aesthetic of the collection. being the first piece the designers created, the vintage-inspired tennis skirt is a canvas material with custom bubblegum pink fabric in the pleats. the cropped crewneck exaggerates the nontraditional tennis color, electric blue, with the title of the collection embroidered on the chest.

tennis

aprÈs

the top and shorts are the main inspiration of this collection, as they are made of pink custom fabric, detailing a repeated sketch of the Wimbledon trophy. worn over the set is a clear vinyl dress secured with shoe laces. this dress was inspired by a 1960's Wimbledon outfit worn by Maria bueno, the most successful female south American tennis player in history.

the highlight of this look are the terrycloth shorts, hand-dyed 'tennis ball green' to mimic the color of the classic neon green tennis ball. the look is topped with a ribbed tube top, tied at the shoulders with pink shoe laces. embroidered with the title of the collection, the blue underwire on the chest pulls the look together.

it's all in the 

it's all in the details

white stretch knit

white stretch knit

shoe laces

hand drawn trophy graphic

this custom fabric is a repeated sketch of the Wimbledon trophy, the designers' main inspiration. the group used a vintage pattern from the 60s for their tennis skirt to say consistent with their vintage theme.

"We drew inspiration from powerful women in tennis, such as Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka"

 

"to us, performance is about self expression. it is about putting passion behind every outfit you put on in the morning."

"we were less inspired with the sport of tennis, but rather what athletes wear off the court -- typically more fashion focused."

06.

esque

burl

many ideas in this collection stem from the movie "burlesque." the "own it" attitude of the main character in the movie manifests through each outfit, making the individual feel confident.

taylor wandtke | ella kalis | adiana leidich

Drawing inspiration from designs worn by older burlesque performers, the designer incorporated loops of pearls, both connecting the top to the choker as well as near the waist. with a black bustier top that ties in the back and the inclusion of knee high socks, this look is an homage to those who have performed burlesque in the past.

this garment highlights the burlesque fashion, as it includes pink tulle, satin, and differing embellishments. the sweetheart neckline is a detail present throughout this collection, providing cohesion and interest.

A "mashup of marie antoinette & Christina Aguilera's 'But I am a good girl' costume from the movie 'burlesque,'" this look screams opulence. The handmade pearl bustier is a special piece to the designer, as the pearls on the garmetn were given to her by her grandmother. Each pearl was carefully attached to the bustier by hand.

this look was inspired largely from Violet Chachki and vintage burlesque from the 50's. The classic corset silhouette with black jacquard gives this look a vintage feel, but the hot pink tulle and thigh high boots give it a modern twist. The designer wants the wearer to feel bold, empowered, and glamorous.

of

the pearl

the pearl is a feminine symbol, incapsulating this collection.

the power

04.

The Wild West Collection Draws inspiration from Nashville and artists like Kacey Musgraves, who both paige and rhiannon love. upcycling fashion is a passion of the designers, and they felt that a western theme could allow them to pursue this through denim. Some of the inspiration also drew from the popularity of cowboy hats in pop culture right now and how the western aesthetic has changed.  

PAIGE THOBE | RHIANNON CHIEFFO

west

wild

the

this look incorporates the entire aesthetic of the collection. being the first piece the designers created, the vintage-inspired tennis skirt is a canvas material with custom bubblegum pink fabric in the pleats. the cropped crewneck exaggerates the nontraditional tennis color, electric blue, with the title of the collection embroidered on the chest.

the top and shorts are the main inspiration of this collection, as they are made of pink custom fabric, detailing a repeated sketch of the Wimbledon trophy. worn over the set is a clear vinyl dress secured with shoe laces. this dress was inspired by a 1960's Wimbledon outfit worn by Maria bueno, the most successful female south American tennis player in history.

the red dress is inspired by Kasey musgrave's song, 'velvet elvis,' and it was originally imagined as a red velvet dress. as the design process continued, the designers felt that the paisley print pattern would allow for more cohesion within the collection. the white jacket is made from white denim, with fringe lining the sleeves and back. 

The denim & bandanas used in this collection were reused in the creation of this collection. 1800 gallons of water are used to manufacture one pair of jeans, making denim recycling extremely important.

IT'S SUSTAINABLE

Y'ALL

"JUST DO SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT. EVEN IF NOT EVERYONE LIKES IT,

JUST DO IT"

-Kacey Musgraves

the wild west designers

paige thobe

09.

The ballet collection is inspired by the beauty each designer found in the art of ballet. they wanted to create ethereal designs that would convey the somehow flowing structure found in the dance.  'ethereal ballet' demonstrates fluidity, charm, and poise through color and form.

ALLEE SPRAGUE | NYAH CONWAY | RACHEL LEE | CHEYENNE BOOKER 

ethereal

ballet

this look is a white two piece satin and organdy set. the garment is inspired by the theatrics of vintage ballet costumes. As you can see by the volume of the dress and its detail, it resembles a cloud, pulling from further inspiration of the designer, Likiria Matoshi.

inspired by the movement of ballerinas in images, the designer wanted to convey fluidity with loose and flowing fabrics. The design is a two piece leotard with a layered sheer skirt. the top includes sheer sleeve attachments on the wrists.

this garment was inspired by the structured freedom that comes with the art of ballet. to represent this, the designer created a free-flowing skirt with a structured top. the colors of this look were used to represent the overall ethereal theme present in the collection.

this garment was created with the similarities of the fluidity of clouds and the volume of vintage ballet costumes in mind. being both wearable in today's fashion climate and representative of true ballet stage costume, this look ties the collection together. it is made of tulle and satin, drawing inspiration from vintage ballet silhouettes.

this look was created with remembrance of the designer's own experience in the world of ballet. the pink satin is symbolic of the pink ballet shoes worn by the dancers. though this piece has many aspects that represent the classic ballet aesthetic, the designer created it with the goal of individuals to be able to wear it outside of the studio.

using a very light pink tulle, the designer took inspiration from ballet skirts. the ballet shoes worn by ballerinas also led to the use of satin ribbons as shoulder straps.

bows

bustiers &

"Ballet is like a rose. It is beautiful and you admire it, but you don't ask what it means"

-george balanchine 

ethereal ballet designers

nyah conway

allee sprague

rachel lee

cheyenne booker

@nyahrc_4

02.

the 'in motion' designers were inspired by Hozier and his most recent album Wasteland, baby! The cover art for the album features a picture of Hozier fully dressed underwater. the designers were really inspired by the way his clothes and fabric moved from the water, so this is what the collection captured. Through the use of super light and sheer fabrics, the team captured what water’s manipulation of fabric looks like, while not being actually underwater. 

KAREN XU | RILEY RIES | MICHELLE KERR

in

motion

This garment was developed with a more structured silhouette to show the sleek, glimmering aspect of water. Additionally, sections of this garment were dyed to give the garment a watercolor aesthetic and show the depth and color variation of moving water. The pants and bandeau top were a new challenge given that the designer had never made pants before. 

this look is designed as a gender fluid top and bottom. both the top and pants were inspired by hozier's water motif as well as harry styles's fluid motion in his falling music video. the sheer top further represents the collection's fluid aesthetic, with custom-printed fabric, depicting water droplets.