Stephens College School of Fashion and Design presents 70th annual student designer fashion show

COLUMBIA, Mo. – April 10, 2014 – The Stephens College School of Fashion and Design presents The Collections, the 70th annual student designer fashion show. In a real runway setting, the fashion show, inspired by illumination, elegance and celebration, will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Windsor Auditorium.

Showcasing junior and senior designers, The Collections will present garments in the categories of swimwear, career sportswear, weekend wear, and tailored design as well as fair trade clothing and “Breaking the Pattern of Breast Cancer” pink dresses from the Crafting Sustainable Community course. The senior design students will present their individual collections they have been conceptualizing, designing and constructing throughout the entire year.

The garments being presented during The Collections were chosen by a jury of selection of March 15, 2014. Michelle Fifis, textile designer and founder of Pattern Observer and The Textile Design Lab; Sandra Nannini, Worldwide Sales and Merchandising Director of Nannini Firenze SRL; Gaia Polli, Department Coordinator of Fashion and Accessories Studies and Technology at Florence University of the Arts; and Kristy Whitehouse, Senior Technical Designer at Abercrombie & Fitch, were among prominent industry experts who selected the student designs to be featured in the show.

The Collections will take place at 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm in Windsor Auditorium, located at 1405 East Broadway. Preferred seating can be purchased for $25 and general admission tickets can be purchased for $15. Student tickets are available with a valid school ID for $10. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at

The Collections coincides with Stephens College Alumnae Weekend.

Prominent sponsors for The Collections include, but are not limited to, Gliks, Hot Box Cookies, Lancome, Mizz Menus, Red Mango, TransChem Environmental, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Yardhouse Fabrics, Brady’s Paint and Glass, Room 28, Knowledge Pay and Boone Hospital Center.

Stephens College, founded in 1833 and located in the heart of Columbia, is the second oldest women’s college in the country. With over 75 years of combined experience and the opportunity to thrive in fashion design, fashion marketing and management and fashion communication, the School of Fashion and Design provides women with the knowledge and real world experience to be successful in the fashion industry.

For more information contact Emily Park at or 785.249.2735

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