Wednesday, May 8, 2013

SLCC Fashion Institute Holds Native American-Inspired ‘Raw Couture’ Fashion Show

Salt Lake Community College’s Fashion Institute held its 10th annual ‘Raw Couture: from Canvas to Cloth’ fashion show at the Museum of Natural History on May 4. The event featured collections from ten student designers inspired by UMFA exhibition from Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in The West.

“This was a wonderful event that showcased the students’ many talents and the quality of the Fashion Institute’s programming,” SLCC Fashion Institute director Mojdeh Sakaki. “I am so proud of all of the students. They worked tremendously hard in creating their collection and each one of them are phenomenal and exceptional.”

The fashion show was produced entirely by SLCC’s fashion production class. The event featured live musical performances and a series of runway shows.

Some proceeds from the show were donated to the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is dedicated to enriching and strengthening communities by promoting the expression of the arts, education, opportunities for economic development and the celebration of human diversity.

The fashion institute offers the latest trends, skills, and technology students need to succeed in the global economy. The program prepares students for careers in fashion design, fashion merchandising, costuming, technical apparel design and custom dressmaking.