This past Friday I had the privilege of attending the annual Fashion Show put on by the dedicated and talented students in LIM College’s Fashion Club, under the supervision of Club Advisors Ionia Dunn-Lee and Joseph Ungoco. As it is every year, the show was entirely student-run and –produced. From invitations, to seating, to artistic direction to the after-party -- every aspect of putting together a professional-level fashion event was covered.
This year’s theme was “Kemet,” inspired by ancient Egypt. Approximately a thousand LIM College students, faculty, staff, family, friends, as well as newly-accepted students and their families, packed into Roseland Ballroom, a majestic venue in the heart of New York City’s Theater District.
Everyone was there to experience a night of fabulous fun and fashion, but environmental responsibility was also on our minds, as non-profit organization GrowNYC was on hand to collect textiles for recycling.
Thirty-three student and professional models walked the double runway in apparel loaned by top companies, including Rent the Runway and Missoni. The models’ hair and makeup, done by Arrojo and MUD respectively, was dramatic and nicely in keeping with the night’s Egyptian theme. The runway show was then capped off by a high-energy performance by LIM College’s Dance Team, which drew a huge standing ovation.
I’d like to congratulate the show’s directors, as well each and every student who put a tremendous amount of time and effort into creating such an exciting evening.
Hands-on experience has always been a hallmark of an LIM College education and this year’s Fashion Show proved that our students are ready to take their place alongside the fashion world’s top professionals.