IU Fashion Show
Immaculata University’s Fashion Merchandising students produced a Fashion Show, Enliven & Inspire on Thursday, May 2, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Great Hall. Proceeds benefited Wings for Success, a local non-profit that provides work-appropriate clothing to economically disadvantaged women. Chris Baeza, director of the Fashion Merchandising program at Immaculata University, noted that “Our students are dedicated to inspiring the community by highlighting the positive impact of fashion in the lives of individuals and the world.”
As a Catholic university, the Fashion Merchandising program at Immaculata incorporates core values and business dynamics into the program to support the rising trend of “fashion with a conscience.” The program offers a hands-on learning experience and seeks to provide students with a background in fashion, business, and liberal arts.
In honor of the University’s mission, core values, and a belief that fashion should make a positive impact on the world, Immaculata’s 2013 Fashion Show featured several components that supported the community and the environment including creations using recycled or repurposed items. Immaculata students and local high school students showcased their fashion designs for judging and prizes.
A local Chester County boutique, Kiki of West Chester, as well as two designers from Philadelphia, Lobo Mau and Laundrea, promoted some of their spring fashions during the show.
Emcees for the Fashion Show were WPVI-6’s Alicia Vitarelli and Melissa Magee. Vitarelli is the co-anchor of Action News at 4 p.m. and has been with Channel 6 since October 2010. Magee is a meteorologist for WPVI’s AccuWeather and has been with the station since spring 2010.
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.