Last month, the sold-out audience was treated to a beautiful fashion show with a design that encompassed a range of cultures and bodies of all shapes and sizes. The 2022 CCAD Fashion Show was held at 400 West Rich, which CCAD considered an ideal collaboration. Prior to the fashion show, CCAD explained the connection by showing many alumni who have found a successful home in 400 West Rich and surrounding areas, creating a ‘common art center’.
Guests of the fashion show were invited to tour the art studios and 400 West Rich venues before the show, and more art was on display at the afterparty. This year’s show was sold out in record time and another (sold out) show was added. All ticket purchases were supported by student scholarships.
Nine designers – eight graduates in fashion design and one candidate for a master’s degree in fine arts had a design at this year’s fashion show.
“This year’s fashion show was a wide range of work with each student who brought something different to the table,” said Suzanne Cotton, president of fashion design. “During the pandemic, students studied at a distance, which made them inspire themselves. As a result, each designer has developed a unique, individual style. ”
The looks chosen by the jury for the show represent a range of influences and construction techniques, from vintage looks from the 60’s era to goth streetwear inspired by Japanese “visual kei”, from “naked” designs embracing feminine form in all forms to traditional Guatemalan-inspired. costume.
For the first time, all the prospects and all the students presented to the jury entered the exhibition.
Designers for CCAD Fashion Show 2022:
Ridhima Batra which describes her collection kairava as ‘spiritual, elegant, feminine’ which says, “I hope people appreciate that something intangible like spirituality can be translated into something artistic.”
Marilyn Brown which describes her collection Every Witch Way as ‘charming, relaxed, feminine’ saying ‘I used new techniques and experimented with different design and draping techniques combined to achieve the desired results.’
Nat Della Selva which describes her collection NEighborhood as a ‘useful, textured’ nostalgic saying ‘During isolation, people reconnected with their neighbors and relied on each other for support. This experience reminded me of my childhood. ”
Calix Jace who describes his collection Kinzoku no Akuma (Metal Devil) as ‘J-fashion, gothic, idiosyncrasy’ saying “My creative process for this collection took several years and I’m excited to finally show everyone what I’m capable of.”
Nicole Klein which describes her collection trouble as’ flirty, confident ‘glittering’ saying ‘Bodies in all shapes, sizes and colors are beautiful and we should be able to show them without worrying that others will be embarrassed.’
Maria Mendoza which describes her collection Heritage as ‘colorful, avant-garde, chic’ saying, ‘I never felt truly Guatemalan because I left at such a young age and grew up in the US. I felt that this collection was my way of reconnecting with my heritage. ”
Skylar Rice which describes her collection ABIOGENESIS as ‘handmade, natural, eclectic’ which says: “I have developed a passion for natural design and collecting inspiration from nature and the world around me that I have never seen in my work before.”
Austin Tootle who describes his collection Serene Queen as “seductive, vintage” fierce “which says” Certain aspects of the collection are the shoulder pads in the coat that show a strong spine, but when the coat is revealed, the sexy underwear shows a vulnerable side. “
Crystal Zhang which describes her collection Metamorphosis as he says ‘avant-garde, dazzling, lively’Metamorphosis not only does it happen throughout the collection but also on every item of clothing. ”
For more information on designers for the CCAD Fashion Show 2022, visit ccad.edu.
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