Spring fashion stereotypes hit the runway tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Lynn Project Runway, where students design and stitch their own unique collections, is in two weeks

Published Apr. 12, 2011

Lynn University’s fashion management students are hosting the 7th annual spring fashion show tonight, Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m., in the Louis and Anne Green Center on campus. The student-produced show, titled “Fashion Stereotypes,” will feature ensembles in eight categories including: fashionista, jock, nerd, guido, Bohemian chic, cowboy, surf and punk rock.

Students in Lisa Dandeo’s class are charged with producing, implementing and marketing the event. This year, the students will take on an ambitious New York-style catwalk and will incorporate clothes and models from local area vendors.

“A runway show of this size requires a lot more than regular class time,” said Dandeo, associate professor in Lynn’s College of Business and Management and coordinator of the fashion management program. “To see the students add to their course load and volunteer their time is a real testament as to who they are as leaders, as well as students.”

The spring fashion show is open to the public. General admission tickets are $10. V.I.P. tickets (that include premier seating, goody bags and a pre-show cocktail hour) are $25. Call 561-237-7011 to purchase tickets for the event.

Raffle items include a weekend in St. Thomas Virgin Islands at the Ritz Carlton and an oceanfront room at the Hilton Resort in Fort Lauderdale, among other prizes. All proceeds from the door and raffle will benefit Lynn’s Fashion Management Program and will assist with production costs and community outreach activities.

Lynn’s Project Runway

Project RunwayIn just two weeks, the five students in Dandeo’s 400-level Apparel Product Development class, will debut their hand-sewn and personally designed collections at the annual Lynn Project Runway. The show will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in the lobby of the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center on campus.

Each of the five student designers will showcase a collection of two ensembles and one bathing suit. “Their outfits were inspired by Mardi Gras masks,” said Dandeo. “Each model will wear a mask with the matching student-designed ensemble.”

Rather than produce a full runway show, this year’s designers will display their looks on five roaming models – one for each designer. Models will roam the room, stopping to pose on mini-stages scattered throughout the Wold Performing Arts Center lobby.

Students have been working with the American Sewing Guild to help perfect their outfits. “This is a great class for all students interested in the fashion industry,” said Dandeo. “They get a better understanding a garment construction.”

Lynn’s Project Runway is free and open to the public, but students will accept donations to support Lynn’s Fashion Management Program at the door.