Portfolio in Motion: Metamorphosis
May 7 – May 28, 2021
In collaboration with Marymount’s Department of Fashion Design & Merchandising, Cody Gallery presented Portfolio in Motion: Metamorphosis, supported by Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. This exhibition showcased Marymount’s fashion design student’s senior lines created for a specific target market and freshman designer’s tailored garments. Click here to view the 2021 Portfolio In Motion Virtual Fashion Show.
Marymount University’s annual Portfolio in Motion fashion show is a highlight of each academic year and is one of the largest events on campus produced by students. This year, the Fashion Show Production class has taken a new approach to developing the traditional show by creating a digital fashion film. The students have put the same dedication and creativity into showcasing their works and talents in an innovative way.
This year’s fashion show is planned and produced by eight students in Fashion Merchandising, alongside 20 Fashion Design students who have conceptualized garments and created an aesthetically pleasing and functional line of apparel. Students also collaborated with their peers in the Graphic and Media Design program to create this year’s logo and promotional advertisements.
This year’s theme for Portfolio in Motion, Metamorphosis, was coined by the students in response to the difficult year of 2020 experiencing growth through. The students interpreted this year’s PIM as a new transformation and a new era. Leaving a difficult year behind them, they are choosing to celebrate a positive change! Butterflies represent resurrection, hope, change and growth. The students connected this idea to the reality of the world they’re living in and its effect on the fashion industry. The process of transformation being Metamorphosis.
All garment displays were collaboratively created by design and merchandising students in AA212 Fashion Industry & Promotion and AA330 Omni-channel Fashion Retailing.
Senior Fashion Design Students Showcased: Lauren Anderson, Elfaz Biratu, Sarah Chaudery, Alexandra Cohen, Meredith Laubach, Callie Ottinger, and Shelby Trible.
Freshman Fashion Design Students Showcased: Zaina Elshaer, Erica Fenwick, Yotwarit “Best” Kornwoodtikun, and Lydia Thomas.
Fashion Merchandising Displays: Deonaè Carter-Beale, Izzy Esparza, Mina Hamodah, Alyson McNair, Lia Medley, Shri Parekh, Gabby Scotto, Carolyn Treuting and Emily Vasquez.
Faculty Advisors: Julia Ravindran, Dr. Jennifer Yang, Latisha Winston and Bill Allen
Supported by Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
Please note Cody Gallery’s safety procedures and protocols are aligned with those set forth by Marymount University. Visitors are required to wear masks at all times and asked to maintain at least 6 feet of distance between each other. A maximum of 10 people are permitted in the gallery at any given time. Hand sanitization stations will be available to visitors upon entry.
Cody Gallery of Marymount University is located at 1000 North Glebe Road, 2nd Floor. Street parking and Capital Bikeshare are available. The gallery is located near the Metroline Orange: Ballston-MU.
Images: Luke Walter Photography