Five N.C. State students will work with home furnishings fabric and leather companies to create themed apparel using their products for the Runway Fashion Show at Showtime, held Monday in High Point during the International Textile Market Association’s Showtime Market.
The fashion show, which is held annually during the decorative fabric market, this year features students from several North Carolina colleges competing for a $1,000 scholarship from the ITMA Educational Foundation. Students will create five garments inspired by a theme.
N.C. State students Mia Pitillo, Nicole Relyea, Rachel Relyea, Anna Argentine and Catherine Joyce are among this year’s competitors. Pitillo is partnered with upholstery company Home Secrets to create garments with the theme of “Masquerade Ball.” The Relyea sisters are partnered with leather company Moore & Giles to create designs with a “Mad Max” theme. And Argentine and Joyce are working with North Carolina-based outdoor fabric company Sunbrella to create garments with an “Island Beach Party” theme.
The fashion show audience, which includes home furnishings retailers, interior designers, media and others, will vote on the winning designs.
Redress Eco-Fashion Show
Designers from across North Carolina will show their environmentally conscious designs during the spring Redress Eco-Fashion Show, Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. The show will include clothing, jewelry, leather accessories and more from designers such as Lisa Stewart Designs, Artemis Clothing Co. and Rock Kershaw Necklaces, among others.
Tickets for the show are $10 in advance and $15 at the door for standing, $30 advance and $35 at the door for VIP seated. Tickets are available at redressraleigh.com/reftc-2015.
StyleFinder grand opening
StyleFinder Boutique, the new venture from local stylist Mary Michele Nidiffer, celebrates its grand opening this weekend with a two-day fete. On Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., shoppers can enjoy cupcakes, drinks, makeovers, door prizes, discounts and more. StyleFinder Boutique is at 6801 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, 919-454-3068.
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