Mount Mary University fashion students showcase their work in virtual fashion show

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When COVID-19 shut the doors of Mount Mary university last year, students enrolled in the school of Art and Design struggled to complete their fashion collections.

“We had to learn how to create our home space into our workspace, which is a challenge,” recalls Adia Kolell. “A lot of us didn’t have access to sewing machines or proper equipment to finish our collection.”

Aspiring fashion designer Adia Kolell, like many of her classmates, wanted a way to show off the collections they worked so hard on.

The pandemic forced fashion design students to forgo their annual fashion show and think outside the box.

“It was definitely a learning curve we were not sure what we were going to do,” said senior Lydia Rogers.

With cell phones in hand fashion merchandising students became videographers. On an overcast Thursday, Lake State Park becomes a catwalk for student models. The end product a virtual fashion show.

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