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10th Annual Rock the Runway Fashion Show Set for March 8

Posted Mar. 3, 2014
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Kent Student Center Programming and
the Center for Student Involvement will
host the 10th annual Rock the Runway
fashion show on March 8 in the Kent
Student Center Ballroom.

The 10th annual Rock the Runway fashion show, hosted by Kent Student Center Programming and the Center for Student Involvement, will take place on Saturday, March 8, in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Fashion is merely the catalyst to create a show that is fun and entertaining, while allowing Kent State University students of all different majors an opportunity to showcase their talents. This year’s design theme is “The Second British Invasion” featuring New Wave music by British artists. Contestants will submit a line consisting of three pieces inspired by the theme. At least one representation of the British flag must be present in the line.

A total of 15 designers will rock this year’s runway, including a guest line from the Ursuline College fashion program. Under the direction of fashion program chair and Kent State alumna Constance Korosec, Ph.D., the students will collaborate on the designs and model their line in the show.

During the show, the designers’ models will walk to British hits being performed live by the band Decadia, from New York. Decadia is the ultimate 80’s experience!

This year’s guest judges are Suede, Kent State alumnus and former contestant on Project Runway; Emma Day, native Londoner and owner of Carnaby Street Style, a London-style clothing store in downtown Kent; and Anne Siegel from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who has produced events for many high-profile clients, including Martha Stewart, the Food Network and Disney.

The winning line will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to tour the fashion scene and be mentored by Kent State’s own Suede. The mentorship experience will include a visit to the garment district, along with a stop at the Kent State NYC Studio to discuss career objectives. The audience choice winner will receive a $500 Mood Fabrics gift card.

The event is free to attend, but tickets must be picked up or reserved in advance. The show is anticipated to sell out again this year, so it is encouraged to reserve your tickets early.

For more information, visit www.kent.edu/kscprogramming/rock-the-runway-2014.cfm.