By Rosa Gomez – 1851 Staff
On April 3 students gathered in deWitt Hall to view “Botanical Lands,” a student-run mini-fashion show presented by the Fashion Production class. Proceeds from the event went to the charity Birthday Wishes, a non-profit organization that provides birthday parties for homeless children.
Seniors Corinne Hennessey and Kaitlin McCarthy were the student directors for the show. Hennessey and McCarthy put in many hours planning the event and looked forward to seeing its success.
“It’s been rewarding to see it all come together,” said McCarthy. It took them about a month to plan the event; many people might not realize how much work and time goes into an event like the mini-show. “We’ve put it together from scratch. We have to steam the curtains and tape down the floors and build the sets,” said McCarthy.
The mini-show featured looks from sponsors like Billabong, David’s Bridal, and Ann Taylor, which were modeled by Lasell students. The show also featured looks created by undergraduate designers. Junior Serena Dexter described the show as, “a great bonding experience and a way to de-stress.” Dexter modeled garments for David’s Bridal during the mini-show.
This student operated show gave audience members a glimpse at the level of professionalism and attention to detail that the fashion department puts into their productions.
Tickets for the Runway 2018 shows are now available. The undergraduate show is taking place on April 27 at 7:30 pm. The senior showcase will happen the following day, on April 28 at 7:30 pm. Both shows will be happening in the Athletic Center, admission will be $25 a person. The senior showcase also offers VIP seating for $50.