Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Announces “Shimmer,” the Annual Fashion Show
Honored guests include Manhattan-based designers Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough of Abasi Rosborough, and fashion illustrator Richard Haines
TFB will be on the Jury!!
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts) Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising presents “Shimmer,” the annual fashion show. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Train Shed, Main Street Station, 1500 E. Main St., Richmond, Virginia.
This year marks the 90th anniversary of VCUarts’ founding, and the 50th anniversary of the school’s fashion show. Honored guests for the evening’s event are Manhattan-based designers Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough of Abasi Rosborough, and fashion illustrator Richard Haines.
"We are in a celebratory mood this year, as Richard Haines returns to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the School of the Arts as well as the 50th year of the VCUarts Fashion Show in Richmond,” said Patricia Brown, chair of the VCUarts Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising. "We are also excited to welcome Abasi and Rosborough, as they share their vision for reimagining tailoring for the 21st century."
This annual juried event presents the finished work of fashion design students, as well as the strategic production talents of fashion merchandising students. “Shimmer” will feature women's sportswear, dresses, menswear, denim, embellishment/luxury and surface design, all created by hand or with the assistance of industry-standard machinery. Clothing modeled on the runway includes junior and senior class designs, as well as designs from VCUarts Qatar, the school’s campus in Doha, Qatar.
“Shimmer” is organized by nine junior and senior merchandising students enrolled in the fashion department’s Advanced Show Production class, in collaboration with design students, fashion faculty and sponsors. Students produce all aspects of the show, from model selection and training to lighting, music selection and backstage operations.
Tickets are $100 for front-row seating; $75 for second-row seating; and $60 for third-row seating. Discounts are available for fashion students and their families. The show will also be live-streamed at arts.vcu.edu/fashion/