Benefit by Design
Mar 10, 2011It may not have been an episode of Project Runway, but it felt like it for Chelsea Heeren '12, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Maren Hamilton '12, Fargo, N.D.
Both girls broke out their fabric and sewing machines to design outfits for the Public Relations Club’s second annual fashion show. The show featured clothing from stores throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area, as well as several items made by Concordia students. This year was the first time student designs were featured.
“I have been sketching out designs since I was a little girl, making outfits for my paper dolls. I had never actually designed and created something until college though,” Hamilton says. “Because of the show, I was able to sell my first outfit to the model that wore it.”
The fashion show raised more than $1,000 in cash and gift cards for the YWCA Cass Clay. About 1,400 additional items were donated to the shelter.
Organizers of the fashion show hope the event will continue to benefit the shelter, as well as boost the creativity of talented Cobbers.
“The PR Club fashion show has inspired me to keep creating,” says Hamilton. “Hopefully next year I will have even more outfits for the show.”