April 20, 2011
SLCC’s Raw Couture showcases up-and-coming fashion designers
(Krista Nelson, IN Utah This Week) — “Fashions fade, style is eternal” is a famous quote by the influential designer Yves St. Laurent and was the foundation for the theme “High Style” showcasing students original collections inspired by lifestyles and attitudes, at The SLCC Fashion Institute Raw Couture annual fashion show held on Saturday, April 16, at the Rose Wagner Theater.
Raw Couture is held annually to showcase the skills and talents of the Fashion Institute’s Advance Design Class. From design idea to finished garments, each step of the creative process is completed by the student, starting with inspiration and illustrations to pattern making, cutting and sewing. And I must say, a job well done. Congrats to all the students, it was another fabulous show!
Real style is timeless rather than trendy, and first place winner, Sterling Bitsue’s “Oh, So Chic” collection was inspired by Audrey Hepburn and ‘My Fair Lady.’ Professor Higgins took Hepburn’s character from flower girl to high society whereas Bitsue took Hepburn’s influence and turned it into high fashion. “I could picture her in my clothes,” he said, “wearing those long gloves.” Ruffles reinvented as exaggerated collars, hourglass silhouettes, and the rich shimmer of black and gold silk charmeuse kept his winning collection sophisticated yet fresh and new, and oh, so loverly.
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