Tonight the Fashion Merchandising Club led by Rita Chang will kick off the first-ever-on-campus Fashion Week at... the University of Delaware!
What, what?! You got it!
These young style-conscious students at the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies are gearing up for a 6-day series of exciting events, ranging from an eco-chic student designer competition to a sizzling-hot male model lionwalk! Woo hoo, go YoUDee!
This evening, 11 students will present their own collections at the student designer competition, which they have rightfully named “Reconstructed.” The faculty at UDel is known for its emphasis on sustainability and eco-wear, so each garment of the 15 outfits presented tonight will qualify only if they are—in some way—remade, redesigned, or reconstructed from preexisting garments.
Tomorrow a BBC documentary entitled "The Secret World of Haute Couture" will be shown on campus, while the entire University will experience its first "clothing swap" on Wednesday. Any clothes that are not claimed by the end of the day will be donated to Project H.O.M.E., a nonprofit organization that helps homeless men, women, and children in Philadelphia.
Thursday will see local merchants spread out allover the North Green on campus, selling their merchandise to students and visitors alike. Men’s Fashion by Francesco has been invited to present DARK CODE, a trendy young men’s line of streetwear imported directly from Italy! On Friday, students will be selling their own apparel, accessories, jewelry on campus.
The Fashion Week will conclude with steamy Swagger Like a UD Man—and believe me, more than just the models will be swaggering! Twelve of the sexiest young men on campus will be modeling casual, formal—and yes!—swim wear, all on loan from Macy’s. But! YoUDee chicks are not just interested in good looks. The final prize will be given to the guy who can swagger to their questions!