High fashion

Textiles show has something for everyone

6/10/2016 11:07:15 AM

There will be something for everyone at the Til Sunrise Fashion Show and Boutique on Sunday at the LSPU Hall in St. John’s. After viewing spectacular garments designed by College of the North Atlantic Textiles: Craft & Apparel Design students on Sunday, June 12, follow the designers to the Boutique Party for a chance to try on and purchase the designs hot off the runway.

Join the second year students of CNA’s Textiles: Craft & Apparel Design program as they show off their creations in the Til Sunrise Fashion Show. After taking in the spectacular garments on the stage at the LSPU Hall on Sunday, June 12, you can follow the designers to the Boutique Party for a chance to try on and purchase the designs hot off the runway.
From designs that experiment with texture and colour to bring an edgy and interesting new element to contemporary seal fur design, to business attire for women in the theme of the mythology around the Bluebird, and festival-ware worn by the subculture of a fantasy world within the festival scene – the Til Sunrise Fashion Show has something for everyone.
“This year’s Fashion show is sure to impress the most discerning eye,” said apparel instructor, Barry Buckle. “The eclectic mix takes the viewer from ready to wear, to urban street wear and club/party wear. This show is a must see for all and is an amazing cross section of what is happening in the fashion industry and club scene today.”
Pam Beck of Swift Current who is majoring in apparel, print and dye, pulls inspiration from the natural and rugged beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador, particularly from her childhood explorations of her hometown and surrounding areas on the Burin Peninsula.
"Unique, super-comfy and flowy fits made to adhere to any schedule or activity throughout your day,” Pam said of her designs. “Go from a Netflix marathon to a grocery run and then on to your evening hoola hoop, yoga or aerial class. Inspired by the natural and rugged beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador."
Meanwhile, Emilie Pittman of St. John’s based her work on the '90's clothing style, which was heavily influenced by pop icons. She says being born in the ‘90s, she wanted to go back to the beginning and pay tribute the life she has been living.
“My work represents my personality and style. Together I bring forward all the components in my life that mean the most to me. My apparel pieces are the result of the opportunity I was given to understand the fashion industry,” Emilie said.
"As a second year Textiles student, my objective was to create a body of work based upon 1990's trends. I chose this generation based upon the crazy trends and uniqueness that it had to offer. Throughout my studio areas, print/dye and apparel, I've created pieces that represent my interpretation of that decade. From classic pieces like the skort, to over-the-top plaids, my exhibition portrays all the memorable moments of the 1990's.”
For more information about the upcoming show, visit the Textiles: Craft & Apparel Design Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Til-Sunrise-Textiles-Craft-Apparel-Design-Program-290033424540992/?fref=ts.
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College of the North Atlantic