Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Threads Fashion Show will be a virtual show.
Threads Fashion Show is a student-run production at Central Michigan University that gives students a platform to show off the work of aspiring designers. The designers have a chance to win awards for their designs.
It also gives other students experience with different aspects of fashion production including public relations, photography, video production, graphic design, model management, choreography, stage lighting and design, web design, program guide development, fundraising, booking venues and services, lining up talent, and presenting the show.
Last year, Threads Fashion Show was canceled due to the pandemic, making it the first time a Threads Fashion Show has been canceled.
“The pandemic has affected this year’s show on several levels,” Kate Castillenti, PR and graphics director for the show, said. “The show will not be in person, instead streamed virtually, when filming and getting photos for the program and content we had to follow COVID-19 guidelines and had less people helping during the production days. With hair and makeup we had separate pods for each of the models, everyone wore masks (except for models while getting makeup done), we used new application brushes for each product and model and had them bring some of their own makeup as well.”