University of Texas at Austin Textiles and Apparel Students Showcase Designs at 2010 Fashion Show "High Voltage"

Event: Students from the Division of Textiles and Apparel in the School of Human Ecology will debut their original fashion designs at the annual Fashion Show titled "High Voltage." Admission is free and open to the public.

When: 8 p.m., Thursday, April 29. A pre-show exposition will open at 7 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 stages an annual fashion event to showcase designs of graduating seniors in the apparel design program. This year's event, exhibiting the work of 32 students, will include a runway presentation of 128 original outfits, with emphasis on eco-friendly fabric and technology-smart garments.

The event 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 and Bridal Gown. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges composed of professionals in the fashion industry.

The fashion show and exposition are sponsored by the University Co-operative Society, the Texas Union, Sephora Cosmetics, Colbalt Blue Hair Salon and Tribeza.