Fashion show caters to BYU-appropriateness

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    By Amy Allen

    Students and faculty at BYU will get a special treat from students in the fashion strategies 480 class and the BYU Bookstore, as they host “Summer Nights Fashion Show” together.

    The fashion show will be Monday, June 17 at 12:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Center Terrace.

    The coordinator for the show, Kara Hart, 21, a senior in family life and home economics from Woodbridge, Va., said the show will showcase evening clothes for hot summer nights including everything from dressy dresses that can be worn at Preference to casual clothes and sleepwear.

    Jan Rand, the buyer supervisor for the women”s department of the bookstore said the clothes used for the show will come from three departments of the bookstore including women”s, men”s and Cougarwear.

    Dawna Baugh, instructor for fashion strategies 480, said she requires her students to do the show to teach them what organization and work goes into a fashion show.

    For this project, the class is divided into different groups to make necessary arrangements, with two coordinators to bring everything together, Baugh said.

    “The students participating in the show learn about working together and coordinating, which everyone needs to know,” Baugh said.

    Hart said she and others have to worry about getting the models for the show, putting together outfits for the models, publicity, music, and scheduling the area for the show.

    “It takes a lot of work to bring something like this together and do it well,” Hart said. “But it is also fun.”

    The show will exhibit how students can demonstrate fashion in every situation, show that you can be modest in fashionable clothes, and have fun with fashion.

    The class, fashion strategies 480, is for family life and home economics majors as well as individuals interested in learning about fashion.

    Students in the class learn about the evolution of fashion beginning with the industrial revolution and ending with modern fashion.

    They also learn about manufacturing, design and marketing of apparel, including wholesale and retail marketing, Baugh said.

    “Most of my students are excited for the show,” Baugh said. “It is always fun to see what they come up with.”

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