Wyat Taylor/The Daily EvergreenWyat Taylor/The Daily Evergreen During the Wednesday lunch hour, the crowded Compton Union Building was brimming with onlookers for a flash fashion show.
The flash fashion show promoted the Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show, which will take place April 13. Senior apparel merchandising majors Katie Brown and Jodi Farr were in charge of the flash event.
“I was the stage manager for the Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show last year, and this year I am the director,” Farr said. “One thing we are striving to do is promote the show a little bit more …. It is students’ actual work in the show … It is their hard work and dedication that they have put into it, and we want to make it the best show possible.”
During the show, raffle tickets were sold for a spa and beauty package worth more than $100. The package included free waxing, tanning and a free haircut, among other prizes. Students were also provided free PB&J sandwiches as they watched the ladies strut their stuff.
“We paired up with Wazzu Wednesday and also with TOMS,” Brown said. “The models are actually going to be barefoot to promote ‘One Day Without Shoes.’”
Apparel merchandising, design and textiles students designed the clothes featured in the Wednesday show.
“Since the name of the show is Evolution, we wanted to show the progression of sophomore students’ work in their first draping and flat pattern classes to what they will be (presenting) at the show on the 13th,” Farr said.
Models wearing garments ranging from business casual wear to up-and-coming spring fashions, such as colored denim and shredded t-shirts, glided gracefully up and down the makeshift runway. A structured, architectural piece created completely out of programs from last years’ Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show wrapped up the runway event.
Senior landscape architecture major Laura Leach was one of the models featured in the show.
“I’m doing it for the fun of it,” Leach said. “I’ve wanted to model ever since I was little and I have been pursuing it here and there.”
Smiling from ear to ear, Leach described how she overcomes her stage fright.
“I definitely get butterflies; my heart races big time,” she said. “I actually have a twitch in my lip when I go. It’s kind of hard to hide that when you’re trying to keep a fierce face, but smiling usually works.”