By Mia Wang, Staff Writer
On Friday April 15, 2016, DMACC hosted it’s 2016 Fashion Show “Unlocked” at West End Architectural Salvage in Des Moines.”
The fashion show featured avant garde style fashions without traditional textiles. The fashion show provided an opportunity for students in the fashion program at DMACC to get hands-on experience designing fashion and producing a show.
According to Breanna Owen, the student director of this year’s fashion show, “some basic goals we hoped to achieve were to spread awareness of the DMACC Fashion Program, to showcase the talent of our students, to engage with our community, and to have fun.”
What's Your 'Key' to Style?
designed by Janae Clouse
made with show posters, cupcake liners, ribbon, paper & bubble wrap
model - Kenya
designed by Esther Moe
made with tissue paper, Cds & rhinestones
model - Mandy
designed by Esther Moe
made with window blinds & faux flowers
model - Esther
designed by Angel
made with bubble wrap, tulle & paper
model - Karly
Nose Bleed Selection
designed by Jackie & Mikhail
made with music sheets & CDs
model - Jackie
designed by Paige Amdahl & Paige Nelson
made with tempered fire glass & newspaper
model - Lauren
designed by Michelle Williams
made with bike tire tubes, bike tires & tape
model - Lydia
The Iron Gown
designed by Dee Kranovich & Breanna Owen
made with metal, styrofoam, feathers & canvas
model - Melissa Kelly.
The vibe the dress gives is kind cold, just like the metal. This dress is designed for a female warrior and represents a sense of feminism.
designed by Tara Rylant
made with coffee filters & table lining
model - Lauren
designed b yDaja Smith, Cassadey Mendon-Hall & Sydney
made with toilet paper rolls, bottle caps, beads & feathers
model - Aniam
Paint the Roses Red
designed by Junior DeLongpre
made playing cards and faux rose petals
model - Damaris
Steam Punk Wedding Dress
designed by Taylor Frederickson
made with cardboard, mirror, paper towels & tin foil
model - Paitin
designed by Cassidie Strenge
made with Magic Playing Cards
model - Ellie.
The whole dress is composed with magic playing cards. The designer got inspired by her childhood play cards, and she designed this dress to express a sense of magic utilizing an unusual material.
designed by Courtney Sexton, Austin Schulz & Annie Pfadenhauer
made with coffee beans, Starbucks sleeves and straws & coffee filters
model - Annie.
The name of the dress plays a little word game, because one of the white girls’ stereotypes is that they all like Starbucks which makes them pretty basic. The designers of the dress are three white girls, they want to use the dress as an irony fight back.
designed by Melissa Kelly, Mandy Ruchti, & Melissa Batzer
made with feathers, stick wreaths & canvas straps
model - Meghan
designed by Jessica Leonard
made with shower curtain liner
model - Katie
designed by Nicole Anderson
made with Boba tea straws & scrapbooking paper
model - Madi.
Nicole wanted to use some items that are not related to fashion at all to make a dress that is so full of color and vitality. The meaning behind the dress is that she doesn’t want people to judge a person or an item based on their first impression.
The Golden Eve
designed by Bianca Ebako
made with synthetic leaves, trash bags & spray paint
model - Kenadie.
The main color of the dress is gold, including the accessary gold ball the model holds. The model’s face, arm and feet was sprayed with golden paint, which make the whole look have a statue feeling.
designed by Alissa Netcott & Samantha Wright
made with faux flowrs & duct tape
model - Caitlyn
designed by Janae Clouse & Annamarie Wheeler
made with chicken wire, duct tape, & plastic birds
model - Leah
Roses are Blue
designed by Kelsi Lange, Kim Anderson, & Jessica Schneider
made with newspaper, aluminum foil, & yard
model - Kelsi.
This dress is quite a masterpiece, because the length of the dress almost reaches 7 feet. The dress part was all newspaper roses that are painted blue.