Garments from more than 30 student designers hit the runway this week at the NC Central University Textiles and Apparel program fashion show competition on March 24.
This year’s theme is “106 and Fashion,” a play on “106 and Park,” a popular hip-hop countdown show that aired from 2000-2014 on BET. So, of course, music — particularly hip-hop from the late ‘90s and first decade of the 2000s — serves as inspiration for many of the designers.
“My inspiration was the ‘90s — I love that era,” says senior Alexis Sloan. “Of course I was born in that era, but I love the music.”
After graduating, Sloan plans to work in fashion on the business side, but this show allows her to gain perspective of the design process and share her style perspective.
“My inspiration in general is being able to create and showcase my creativity to the world,” she says.
Each student has spent weeks designing and creating four garments for the show.
The show will be at 7 p.m. in McDougal-McLendon Arena on the NCCU campus. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door or $25 with reception admission included. Call 919-530-7145 for tickets.
Boutique Fashion Show
Raleigh’s Voda Boutique teams up with vintage women’s clothing purveyor House of Landor for a fashion show, featuring feature spring looks from the two stores, on March 21, 7-9 p.m., at Voda.
Attendees can enjoy complementary craft cocktails from Social House Vodka during the show. Admission is free. For details, call 919-706-5783.
StyleFinder Boutique in Raleigh has a full week of events planned. On March 21, 6-8 p.m., the store’s monthly Women, Wine and Style session features food and wine pairings and a style workshop on “How to Rock the Spring Trends at Every Age.” The event is free, but RSVP is required.
Then on March 23-24, the store hosts its spring dress event. Shoppers can enjoy Champagne, makeovers, discounts and more. For more information, call 919-454-3068.
This Week in Trunks
▪ CT Weekends in Cameron Village hosts a trunk show of tops and new denim and athleisure wear from Lisette March 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and March 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more info, call 919-787-9073.
▪ Lightweight cashmere sweaters for spring from Kinross come to Dovecote Style boutique in Pittsboro’s Fearrington Village for a trunk show, March 23-24. Call 919-542-1145 for full details.
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