On May 4, Salt Lake Community College’s Fashion Institute shows off their hard work this semester at the 10th annual Raw Couture Fashion show held at the Natural History Museum of Utah.
Doors for the show open at 6:30 p.m. and the runway shows start at 7:15 p.m. at the Natural History Museum of Utah.
This year’s theme is American Indians, inspired by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts exhibition titled Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West.
“It’s going to be different from past shows – its 100 percent student produced,” said fashion show production class instructor Heidi Gress. “The whole show is a cultural celebration.”
This is Gress’ first semester as an SLCC instructor. She also serves as photographer for the designers, and helped the designers promote the fashion show.
Raw Couture will include collections from ten different designers, with seven inspired pieces in each collection. The show introduces clothing collections that present a variety of attires ranging from casual to lingerie to outfits for kids.
The show is put together by the Fashion Institute production class which is offered at the Library Square Campus. Students put in an average of six hours each per week for four months to create a (figuratively) seamless show.
The designers of the collections are a part of the Fashion Institute’s designer class. Designers were able to select professional models that volunteered after an open casting call.
According to the show’s press release, a percentage of proceeds will benefit the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.