4 Attire, Textiles, and Merchandising (ATM) college students at Central Washington College are placing the ending touches on their ultimate design tasks this week as they put together to current them on the twenty fifth annual CWU Style Present, in keeping with a information launch from CWU.
The digital style present, which is being recorded this week within the Milo Smith Tower Theatre in McConnell Corridor, will likely be live-streamed on the division’s Fb web page and YouTube channel at 6 p.m. Sunday. The live-model presentation — that includes the work of seniors Hannah Ness, Ashley Sanchez-Espinoza, and Edith Rivas, and junior Evan Taylor — is free, however donations are welcome.
“There are nonetheless a whole lot of prices to place one thing like this on, and we’re fully self-supported,” stated professor Andrea Eklund, who has been placing on the CWU Style Present since 2007. “It’s such an incredible occasion, and although we’re not promoting tickets this 12 months, we’re going to make it work.”
Every of the 4 college students will likely be given one hour of stage time this week, with quarter-hour for filming and 45 minutes for images. Wildcat Movies will report the 4 displays and ship the footage to Eklund, who will create the ultimate digital present.
A crew of scholars and college from the Theatre Division lead by Jerry Dougherty will likely be creating the present area with lighting, curtains, screens , and music. The departments have been collaborating on the area of the present for 15 years, it’s an effective way to permit the lighting college students to expertise a unique sort of present that could be a at some point occasion.
“We couldn’t use reside fashions final 12 months because of COVID, so it’s good that we are able to match actual individuals this 12 months,” Eklund stated. “Having that have is de facto precious for the scholars as a result of that’s what they are going to be doing of their careers.”
Other than making ready for Sunday’s style present, Eklund and Ness are additionally gearing up for the June 16-18 American Affiliation of Household and Shopper Sciences (AAFCS) design showcase. The professor-student design was accepted into the AAFCS double blind peer reviewed juried design showcase. The unique design is a denim jumpsuit that options sewn leg pleats, a full zipper, and a belted waist.
“We used quarter-size varieties for these designs, which will be troublesome to stitch as a result of they’re so small,” Eklund stated. “However Hannah’s precision was on level, and the design turned out very good.”
Eklund and 2020 graduate Parker Gliessman teamed up on one other showcase entry — a silk costume impressed by Nineteen Forties costume designer Gilbert Adrian. Gliessman, who’s now working as an expert stitcher, hand-painted the designs on the material earlier than stitching the garment collectively. He additionally used classic zippers and classic silk to create the white, drape-style costume.
“Parker is so gifted, and his ending methods are a few of the highest high quality methods I’ve seen,” Eklund stated. “That is the kind of garment that’s as good inside as it’s exterior. His work epitomizes that spotlight to element.”