Tuesday, June 3, 2003

UC fashion students showcase threads

By Joy Kraft
The Cincinnati Enquirer

If you're interested in the future of fashion design, a visit to the University of Cincinnati fashion design students' June 7 showcase is in order.

Missy Smith and Sean Kowalski model ensembles by seniors Katie and Kristy Bolano of Mason.
(Lisa Ventre photo)
If you've tried to make a buttonhole, rig a pattern, learn how to wield a pair of knitting needles or baste a hem, the show's a must.

The design talent and detail work on the runway will make you green. The fashion design students, part of UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP), can conceptualize, then knit, twist, turn, snip and shred fabrics into couture-worthy designs.

From the lively Girl Scout-inspired pink, green and brown knits and leathers of Diane Naegel of Bridgetown to the dark and disturbed but artfully slashed, basic black of Jeremy Parriagan of Wapakoneta, Ohio, the show has something for every taste. It will kick off DAAP Works (Sunday-June 14) that will feature the work of more than 300 student designers and artists.

The 8 p.m. fashion show, which will take place under a tent on the east side of DAAP, will also be a tribute to designer Anthony Muto. A tireless cheerleader for the UC fashion design program, Muto's work has been featured in books and museums and on the backs of several first ladies.

Tickets: $35-$150. Information: 981-3227

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