BYU-Idaho students can watch this fashion show on Saturday Dec. 10 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Hyrum Manwaring Center Grand Ballroom.
Matt Alpin, a committee member in the fashion show and a sophomore studying apparel entrepreneurship, said they have a fashion show every fall and winter semester. He said the fashion show is an opportunity for students to display what they had been working on for the fall semester.
“The topic of the fashion show this semester is innovation,” Alpin said. “There will be lots of cool techniques and collection.”
Alpin said a student is applying the things she learned in the paper folding class into her collection. He said she folded the paper and fabric together and cooked them in the oven. He said there is another student doing a laser cutting in her fabric.
“I hope the audience can see how talented our students are,” Alpin said. “It is cool to see what people can create.”
Alpin said they have been working with lots of different departments this semester. For example, Alpin said, there will be sketches of the clothes from the students in a Department of Art display at the fashion show, along with the floral design from the Department of Floral Design.
Tanner Rahlf, a junior studying apparel entrepreneurship who is also part of the fashion show, said he is working on a collection inspired by Mars.
“I’ve always been obsessed with space,” Rahlf said.
Rahlf said when he was thinking about the topic of his collection, there was a news of Elon Musk working on moving people to live on Mars.
“I think that’s cool we are pushing the limit of ourselves,” Rahlf said. “Mars is a perfect representation of pushing the limit of what humans are capable of.”
Rahlf said he hopes they audience can also push their limit with whatever they are interested in and break the expectation people have on them.
Brianna Tway, a senior studying apparel entrepreneurship, said this is her sixth time in the fashion show. Tway said her inspiration came from the 1930s during the Great Depression.
“I upcycle clothes and redesign the adult clothes to clothes for children, and that’s what they did in 1930 because they didn’t have any money,” Tway said. “My emphasis is we can always reuse things, and we don’t have to waste much.”
Tway said she feels a lot of fashion industries waste a lot of products. However, she believes the fashion industry can reuse those products, and repurpose them and be innovative at the same time.
“I think, in this fashion show, we have been focusing a lot on trying new things, trying to think outside the box and trying to think outside of what we usually do whereas before we are just trying to make beautiful things,” Tway said. “But this year we are trying to make things that nobody has done before.”