The 2011 FMDS Fashion Show titled Celestial Couture was held in Commonwealth Ballroom in Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech on Friday, March 18. Students in the apparel program designed garments modeled by fellow Tech students. In addition to showing their individual work, the designers were instructed to design a challenge garment based on their astrological sign and how it parallels their personal style.
Apparel professor Dr. Luann Gaskill, 310 Rosemont owner Winter Hodges, and SewAttitude owner Mary Woodall served as the fashion show judges. The designers’ work was judged based on craftsmanship, creativity and originality, marketability, and overall aesthetic. Senior designer Mary Elise Jennings was announced Best Designer, and sophomore Kelsy Dominick won the award for Best Challenge Garment.
Photos of this year’s fashion show can be found here: