With the annual DAAP Fashion Show just around the corner, we chat with the director to see what’s new and get an exclusive preview!
The annual DAAP Fashion Show hits the runway April 28, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever.
So, what can one expect from this year’s show? Show director, Laurie Wilson says the show will include a 92-foot catwalk, LCD panels, along with a live DJ, over 30 runway models with original hair and makeup from Aveda Institute, hundreds of original outfits, complementary swag bags and an After Party. It’s also the 66th anniversary of the show and the 12th year Macy’s is a presenting sponsor.
This year will feature an even deeper look into the work behind the show, Wilson says. Through photo documentation, attendees will get an inside look at how hard the DAAP students have worked in the studio over the past year.
With 1,500 seats available to the public, the show always sells out, so Wilson suggests snagging your tickets quickly. Attendees have the option for VIP tickets or regular sale, which go on sale to the general public March 21. For those who can’t attend the show, or are looking to get even more immersed in the DAAP world of fashion, there is a Reality Rehearsal Experience on April 27, the night before the actual show.
Attending the Reality Rehearsal Experience allows for a deeper look into the actual development of the fashion show itself, Wilson says. “Attendees will be watching the ‘inner workings’ of a run through for the show and get behind the scenes action,” she adds.
Whether attending the Rehearsal Experience, or the Fashion Show itself, both are world-class fashion events with a front row seat to the next set of great fashion designers, Wilson says.
Come celebrate the future of fashion on April 28 at UC’s Campus Recreation Center. Click here for ticket info and inside looks from previous shows.