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Vol 57 No. 9 : May 2005
Vol 57 No. 9 | May 2005

‘Campus Couture' to Feature Student Models Wearing Student Designs on Monday, May 9

Some 200 original garments designed, constructed and modeled by students at CSULB will be on parade Monday, May 9, at “Campus Couture,” the campus' 17th annual fashion show, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Admission to the event is $10.

The garments are the work of about 75 textiles and clothing majors in the CSULB Family and Consumer Sciences Department and are based on the specifics of the class (e.g., the tailoring class produces suits and coats).

The experimental class utilizes various applications and fabrics to create a unique garment, said Suzanne Marshall, faculty advisor who works with the coordinators on the show throughout the year. “One year a student produced a garment using coffee filters, another used credit cards and another used CDs,” she recalled. “It is a very fun category because we never know what the students have created for the year.”

Students in the Fashion Promotion and Sales course produce the show. This year's coordinators are Jackie Miserany, Lisa Jacobson and Katie Krantz, all fashion-merchandising majors. In addition, the show is judged by fashion industry professionals who view the event as a time to scope out new talent for internships and jobs, according to Marshall.

This year's judges include Lisa Kline, owner of Lisa Kline Boutiques in Los Angeles; Erin Friel, buyer and manager for Lisa Kline Boutiques; Alfredo Malatesta, vice president of Trunk Ltd. (an apparel company in Santa Monica); Laura Wiertzema, visual display manager for Anthropologie retail stores in Southern California; and Peter Kim, director of women's clothing at Hudson Jeans in Los Angeles.

In a response to model calls, students from throughout the campus are measured, photographed and placed in a model book. The student designers then select a model who fits the measurements of the clothing they have created.

"Many of the freshman and sophomore designers will be modeling their own garments because they only show one or two designs," noted Miserany, one of the student coordinators. "The senior and junior designers typically don't model their own garments because they show anywhere from one to six garments in the show."

For tickets or for more information regarding the 2005 Fashion Show, call the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at 562/985-4484.

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