Little Black Dress event highlights sophomores’ fashion talents

Yelena Tischenko

The Little Black Dress event will showcase sophomore fashion students’ designs at 7 p.m. in Rockwell Hall Auditorium.

“It gives a chance to sophomores to demonstrate what they’ve done,” said Sherry Schofield-Tomschin, professor at the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising.

The event will showcase 34 sophomore designers and their dresses. This is the first time the students made an entire garment from scratch, Schofield-Tomschin said.

“The students get really excited about seeing their own works on the runway,” she said.

Previously, sophomore design students had both created and shown their designs spring semester. This year, though, is different. They constructed their dresses in the fall but left the show for spring.

“There wasn’t time for a walk-off in the fall,” Schofield-Tomschin said, “but students really liked that opportunity (to show their dresses).”

Admission is $3 at the door, and proceeds will support the annual portfolio show at the end of the semester.

– Yelena Tischenko