Orchids Inspire Kent State Students to Create Fabric and Garments
Kent State University Fashion School student designers display fabric and garments inspired by Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Orchid Mania show.
Saturday, March 8
Wine and Cheese Reception, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony, 4:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Guests will admire the 12 garments worn by models throughout the Cleveland Botanical Garden from 3 – 4:15 p.m. Guests and garden visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite designs. Local fashion designer and Kent State Fashion School alumna Deanna Turcotte will announce the winners.
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Orchid Mania Exhibition
11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
The garments have been on display on dress forms at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in conjunction with Orchid Mania since last weekend. Orchid Mania served as the inspiration for these student-created designs (both the fabric and the garment were created by the junior design students). The competition centered around a class the students took with Fashion School Director J.R. Campbell at the helm. Students used images from the Cleveland Botanical Garder to print fabric in the Fashion School’s TechStyleLab, and then, with only a week to do it, sewed their garments in time for the installation at the exhibit.
AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS:
J.R. Campbell, director of Kent State Fashion School
John Crawford, dean of Kent State College of the Arts
Fashion designer Deanna Turcotte
Kent State student designers
Kent Associate Lecturer Betsy Carr, who helped organize the event
VIEW THE DESIGNS:
VOTE ON THE DESIGNS: