Fashion for Life is the culminating experience for senior apparel design students. Student designers used knowledge and skills gained from years of study to meet the challenge of this experiential learning opportunity. The collection development process and fashion show experiences mimicked what they will encounter once entering the apparel industry after graduation.
In this year’s show, designers were inspired by their own personal experiences in life. Fashions incorporated sustainability, size inclusiveness, cultural backgrounds and model diversity among other themes.
The designers were Marc Biancavilla of Eastchester, New York; Jael Brooks of Woodbridge, Virginia; Ian Burch of Herndon, Virginia; Sydney Good of Houston, Texas; Mara Baez-Velazquez of Phenix City; Alexandra Gibson of Tuscaloosa; Gizelle Macias of Bradenton, Florida; Kaitlyn Sarao of Coral Springs, Florida; Leah Sneddon of Harvest; Millie Steed of Huntsville; Mo Taylor of Birmingham; Kailyn Thomas of Tuscaloosa; Coleen Tolentino of Huntsville; Pang Vang of Spartanburg, South Carolina; Jannell Whitfield of Atlanta, Georgia; and Kendall Worrell of Boston, Massachusetts.