Don’t Miss Design Runway This Friday

Environmental Design student Belle Shang will present her BeWild winter accessories at Design Runway.

This Friday, Art Center College of Design will hold its annual Design Runway show at the College’s Hillside Campus. The show, which is free and open to the public, focuses on how industrial design and visual art students are expressing themselves through apparel design.

“This is a runway show unlike any other,” said Design Runway instructor Justine Parish of the event which marks the culmination of the course of the same name. “Apparel design at Art Center is less about fashion than it is an outlet for students from all departments to explore a new medium for their creativity. As a result, we have Product Design students creating performance sportswear for space travel, Illustration students creating jewelry, Transportation Design students creating high fashion shoes and everything in between.”

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Sharlene Perkins' (Illustration) Zoe Love jewelry.

Geoff Ledford's (Product) XVIII travel accessories.

The Design Runway course, offered every Fall term as part of Art Center’s Product Design curriculum, gives upper-term students from all disciplines across the College an opportunity to design apparel that stems naturally from their personal vision. For the show, each student screens a three-minute movie and gives a live presentation that focuses on the narrative and brand development of their apparel collection.

Students making their debut at at this year’s show include: Shane Baxley (Transportation); Joel Greenspan (Product); Florence Jo (Product); Chase Koopersmith (Photography and Imaging); Geoff Ledford (Product); Jessica Lin (Environmental); Ruby Nie (Product); Jung Lim “Limmy” Park (Product); Sharlene Perkins (Illustration); Belle Hui-Jou Shang (Environmental); and Diana Wu (Product).

This year the show will open with a special presentation from the Entertainment Design Department, featuring costume design illustrations for Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute, as reimagined for video games, animation and live action film. Additionally, Film majors Elizabeth Bayne and Eric Chang have created a short film that features interviews with the Design Runway students that explore  the concepts and processes behind their designs.

Design Runway
Friday, December 9, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Art Center College of Design
Hillside Campus
1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
Free and open to the public.
Apparel industry professionals: Contact
Ms. Parish for preferred seating.

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One thought on “Don’t Miss Design Runway This Friday

  1. Sara Amrhein

    This sounds fantastic! I wish I could be there. Is this something new? I don’t remember this going on while I attended. Too bad, since I am now currently designing jewelry full time!

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