University of Texas at Austin Textiles and Apparel Students Showcase Designs at 2008 Fashion Show "Celebrate"

Event: Students from the Division of Textiles and Apparel in the Department of Human Ecology will debut their original fashion designs at the 2008 Spring Fashion Show titled "Celebrate."

Attendance is free.

When: 8 p.m., Friday, April 25. A pre-show exposition will open at 6 p.m.

Where: The fashion show will be in the arena of the Frank Erwin Center. The exposition will be in the center's Lone Star Room.

Background: The Division of Textiles and Apparel in the Department of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences, mounts an annual fashion show to showcase designs of graduating seniors in the apparel design program.

This year's event, exhibiting the work of 26 students, will include a runway presentation of 104 original outfits, featuring daywear, casual wear, eveningwear and wedding gowns. The show drew more than 5,000 attendees last year, and an even bigger audience is expected this year.

Prizes are awarded for Best Fashion Collection, Most Innovative Fashion Collection, Most Marketable Fashion Collection, Best Constructed Fashion Collection and Best Evening/Bridal Gown. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges composed of active professionals in the fashion industry.

The fashion show and exposition are sponsored by the University Co-operative Society, along with Sephora Cosmetics and Pink Hair Salon and Gallery.