The event, subtitled “A la mode,” will celebrate the successful launch of a dual degree textiles program with the French language. The show will feature the best of the students’ designs as judged by a panel of faculty and industry experts.
There will be a semi-formal reception at 5 p.m. in the University Club, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. before the fashion show. Tickets for the evening are $125, or $25 for just the fashion show. Proceeds will benefit the department, mostly in the form of need-based scholarships.
The department will award more than $10,000 in scholarships, as well as awards for the best design. The fashion show and award ceremony will start at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union. A “Wall of Fame” induction will take place during the show to recognize the achievements of alumni in the textiles, fashion and marketing fields.
Alison Van Hemelrijck, a senior from Narragansett who is participating in the show, is excited about this year’s designs. “Last year my clothing was cheerful and feminine with a girlish look, but this year I have decided to go in the opposite direction,” Hemelrijck said. “I’m happy with how things are going with my collection because it has been almost a year in the making, and my ideas have had a long time to evolve.”
Hemelrijck says that the Spring Splash fashion show is a great way for the textile and fashion merchandising and design students to get experience, show their work, and build their portfolios.
For more information, contact 874-4574.