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Cosmic Dreaming: Theme of 2013 Portfolio in Motion Student Fashion Show

Monday, February 18, 2013
With the theme of Cosmic Dreaming, Marymount University’s 2013 Portfolio in Motion student fashion show will feature inspired creations designed by Marymount fashion design students and alumni. The show will take place on Thursday, May 2, at 8 p.m.; a cocktail reception precedes it, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Both events will be held in the Rose Benté Lee Center on the University’s Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA.
Tadashi Shoji will be this year’s special guest, receiving Marymount University’s 2013 Designer of the Year Award at the show and reviewing the senior design students’ portfolios the next day. Mr. Shoji is the founder and chief designer of the Tadashi Shoji collection, which was launched in 1982 in Los Angeles, California. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, the brand has become widely recognized for originality, innovation, and elegance. Mr. Shoji’s designs have won a loyal following with well-dressed women worldwide, including a wide range of celebrities such as Octavia Spencer, Kate Beckinsale, Mo’Nique, and Katy Perry.

Students in Marymount’s fashion merchandising program will produce a show that transports viewers beyond the Earth’s boundaries where galaxies exist beyond our imagining, and such phenomena as butterfly nebulae inspire awe. On the runway, garments created by Marymount’s fashion design students and alumni will evince their own power and beauty. Portfolio in Motion is a student endeavor from beginning to end; the jury-selected designs will also be modeled by Marymount students.

This year’s show will feature a wide range of fashions for women’s day and evening wear, men’s wear, and girls’ apparel. In addition, each senior designer will display his or her own line. The show will also include designs made from jersey fabric donated by Eileen Fisher, Marymount’s 2012 Designer of the Year, as well as bridesmaid dresses for destination weddings.

Marymount’s Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising programs are unique in the Washington D.C. region and are well recognized within the industry and by the public.

Tickets for the May 2 reception and show at which Tadashi Shoji will be honored are $100. For sponsorship opportunities and ticket information, contact Suzanne Catucci – 703-526-6814. For press inquiries, contact Laurie Callahan – 703-284-1648. For more information, visit Portfolio in Motion 2013.