This year LIM College’s annual Student Fashion Show moved to a huge new venue—the classic Roseland Ballroom—and featured an Egyptian theme, eco-friendly practices, and, as always, a terrific after-party. Derek Warburton, better known as the TV and web lifestyle guru Derek Fabulous!, helped kick off the show.
Nearly 1,000 LIM College students, faculty, family, friends and sponsors enjoyed Roseland’s excellent sound and lighting systems and its ample space for an unusual staging of a pair of parallel runways. The high ceilings and uninterrupted sight-lines make it clear why Roseland has been a home to jazz greats, ballroom dance, and disco, and today plays an elegant part in the fashion and special events scene of NYC.
The show was titled “Kemet,” after the hieroglyph for the ancient name for Egypt. Cats-eye and other make-up touches, apparel, music and screen-projected imagery all united to update the Egyptian theme, which was carried through in everything from flowing to body-hugging dresses for evening, stylish top and pants combinations, and a color palette that honored Egypt’s fame for brightly colored natural cotton and earth-tones.
That was fitting for the “green” practices incorporated into the show. The non-profit group Grow NYC attended the event and collected textiles to recycle. All of the clothing worn by the stunning student models came from Rent the Runway, Missoni and student designers.
LIM College’s fashion show flows directly from students’ imaginations as well as student teams in styling, beauty, event-planning, and promotion, as well as student models and creative directorship. Faculty advisors this year were Professors Dunn-Lee, Ungoco and Coffee. I had the pleasure of working on the promotion team, and strongly encourage any LIM College student to join the Fashion Show Production Club. It is a great learning experience and a ton of fun. Seeing the final product was pure satisfaction.
Check out this video shot and edited by LIM College students!