IU Fashion Show
Immaculata University’s Fashion Merchandising program hosted its annual Fashion Show on Saturday, March 29, co-hosting with Wings for Success of Chester County. All ticket proceeds benefited Wings for Success.
The event showcased fashions from local boutiques, designs by Immaculata students, a “Project Runway” style competition, fashion and beauty vendors, and three workshops presented by experts: Dressing for Your Body Type; Spring Fashion Trends; or Sustainable Fashion. A silent auction of high fashion items was also available. QVC program host Rachel Boesing served as emcee for the event with QVC as an event sponsor providing beauty “swag bags” for attendees.
“Wings for Success is the perfect partner for our Fashion Merchandising program, allowing our students to experience ‘fashion with a purpose,’” commented Chris Baeza, Immaculata University Fashion Merchandising program director and moderator for one of the workshops.
The Fashion Merchandising program at Immaculata University incorporates core values and business dynamics into the program to support the rising trend of “fashion with a conscience.” The program provides students with a background in fashion, business, and liberal arts, and provides many hands-on learning experiences.
In honoring the University’s mission, core values, and a belief that fashion should make a positive impact on the world, last year Immaculata Fashion Merchandising students produced a fashion show in which proceeds benefited Wings for Success. The success of the show inspired Wings for Success to partner with Immaculata University’s Fashion Merchandising students to co-create their first-ever fashion show event. Wings for Success is a local nonprofit which provides work-appropriate attire and advice to disadvantaged women seeking employment.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.