86th Annual Fashion Show

Outfit designed by Sophie Krueger. Photo by Jennifer Silverberg. Full credit below.

Runway fashion hits St. Louis Union Station April 26

Posted by Liam Otten April 7, 2015

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What is the purpose of a fashion show? Should outfits demonstrate fundamental skills or express experimental ambition?

The answer, of course, is both, said Jennifer Ingram, lecturer in fashion design.

"We push students to develop a distinctive point of view," said Ingram, who will lead 27 sophomore, junior, and senior designers in presenting the Sam Fox School's 86th Annual Fashion Design Show at 3p Sunday, April 26.

"When we put things on the runway, we want to showcase the extensive grounding in construction, pattern-making, and fabric manipulation," Ingram said. "But we also want to explore looks beyond conventional everyday wear.

"People should look at pieces and wonder, 'How did they make that?'"

The fully choreographed, Paris-style extravaganza—which features dozens of models wearing scores of outfits—will take place at St. Louis Union Station, 1820 Market Street. Doors will open at 2p. A meet-and-greet with designers immediately will follow the show, at 4p.

Tickets are $65 for general seating or $55 for students and WUSTL faculty and staff. (Discounted tickets, of $45 and $35, are available through April 18). Tickets are available through the Edison Theatre Box Office, 314.935.6543 or online at edison.wustl.edu.

Organizers & Co-Sponsors

The 86th Annual Fashion Design Show is produced by Alive Media. Stylists are led by Dominic Bertani of the Dominic Michael Salon. Makeup is by Randi Davis. Models are sponsored by Centro Models.

Outstanding student designers receive a variety of scholarships, cash prizes, and awards. The Dominic Michael Designer of the Year Award is presented by Bertani to one outstanding senior at the end of the evening. Susan Sanders Block of The Designing Block sponsors the Silver Ripper Award, presented to one outstanding junior.

Kert Rosenkoetter (vice president and general manager) and Jamie Thurston (senior selling director) will present the Saks Fifth Avenue Emerging Designer Award. Kat Burrows, senior vice president of merchandising at Proenza Schouler, will serve as a guest critic for final reviews April 25.

The show is presented as part Saint Louis Fashion Week. Founded in 2006, Fashion Week serves as a platform for national designers to reach their Midwest customers and for local fashion designers to launch their careers. For more information, visit saintlouisfashionweek.com.

Image Credit

Sierra Williams of Centro Models wears an outfit by Sophie Krueger, a senior in fashion design. Photo by Jennifer Silverberg/WUSTL Photo.