Twenty Ten, The VCU Annual Juried Fashion Show

by | May 11, 2010 | ART

What do organic stones, Japanese anime, and future fantasies have in common? They were all inspiration for the Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) Annual Juried Fashion Show, “Twenty Ten”. The fashion show was hosted at the new addition to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in the Louise B and J Harwood Cochrane Center. As guest arrived to show it was apparent that one had to be dressed to kill: Chanel bags, sky high stilettos and sharp suits, the entry line was in high competition with the runway.

What do organic stones, Japanese anime, and future fantasies have in common? They were all inspiration for the Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) Annual Juried Fashion Show, “Twenty Ten”. The fashion show was hosted at the new addition to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in the Louise B and J Harwood Cochrane Center. As guest arrived to show it was apparent that one had to be dressed to kill: Chanel bags, sky high stilettos and sharp suits, the entry line was in high competition with the runway.

The fashion show was split into different segments all of which were inspired by the future of the world: Luckstone was inspired by the VMFA’s new building and large stones like granite and marble. The designs were chic and futuristic with their earth toned straight lines and strong silhouettes. Students’ pieces ranged from day dresses to jackets and suit pants with a Working Girl esque attitude. The Japanese Anime segment was an ode to the Harajuku Girls of the future. The designs had cartoon like patterns, quirky accessories and prints that would make Gwen Stefani faint! End of the World was the last and the most memorable segment of the whole show! Inspired by post apocalyptic times, students used unique fabrics and materials in their designs such as animal fur and leather. Once again they brought back strong silhouettes with military style jackets, stand out shoulders with spikes, and a LED, light up hooded jacket.

The fashion show was an absolute success and an amazing experience for both the students and the audience. There is one more thing, how will they be able to top this show next year? Only the future will tell!

by Maya Shaw
http://voluptuousshitblog.blogspot.com/

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photos by Todd Raviotta

R. Anthony Harris

R. Anthony Harris

I created Richmond, Virginia’s culture publication RVA Magazine and brought the first Richmond Mural Project to town. Designed the first brand for the Richmond’s First Fridays Artwalk and promoted the citywide “RVA” brand before the city adopted it as the official moniker. I threw a bunch of parties. Printed a lot of magazines. Met so many fantastic people in the process. Professional work: www.majormajor.me




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