Fashion Association at LSU to celebrate 10 years of student runway shows with Decadence

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Adrian Pineda, a senior majoring in textiles, apparel design and merchandising in the LSU College of Agriculture, works on a shirt he is creating as part of his senior project that will show in the LSU Fashion Association’s runway show Decadence on May 11. Photo by Tobie Blanchard

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LSU graduate student Danielle Reaves works on a garment during class time with Victoria Cleveland behind her. The textiles, apparel, merchandising students are finishing up garments that will count toward their grade and will also walk the runway at the Decadence fashion show on May 11. Photo by Tobie Blanchard

(04/27/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – The Fashion Association at LSU will present Decadence, a student runway show, on Wednesday, May 11, in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom in the LSU Student Union. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the show will start at 6.

The show will feature more than 100 student garments and a styling competition.

Grace Chetta, a senior in the program and fashion show chair, said seniors and graduate students in the LSU College of Agriculture Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising will have individual collections of four to six garments in the show. Juniors are invited to show pieces as well.

“We have a lot of variety in the collections this year, including menswear, swimwear and loungewear,” Chetta said.

All members of the Fashion Association at LSU can participate in the styling competition, which is sponsored by Time Warp Boutique. Students can pick out clothes from Time Warp Boutique, and their looks will walk the runway, Chetta said. They will be judged on their ability to style the items.

Students also will show their Marsh on the Catwalk pieces. A grant from the Louisiana Alligator Advisory Council allows students to work with alligator skins to create garments and accessories.

Chetta described the show as a fitting culmination of students’ time in the program.

“I think our collections are a testament to what we learned in college, and they show our grasp on our aesthetic,” she said.

Tickets to the show can be purchased at or at the door. Advanced general admission is $15 and $20 at the door. Standing room is $10, and the student price with an LSU student ID is $5.

4/27/2016 12:32:27 PM
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