CWU students to host virtual fashion show

Four Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising (ATM) students at Central Washington University are putting the finishing touches on their final design projects this week as they prepare to present them at the 25th annual CWU Fashion Show, according to a news release from CWU.

The virtual fashion show, which is being recorded this week in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre in McConnell Hall, will be live-streamed on the department’s Facebook page and YouTube channel at 6 p.m. Sunday. The live-model presentation — featuring the work of seniors Hannah Ness, Ashley Sanchez-Espinoza, and Edith Rivas, and junior Evan Taylor — is free, but donations are welcome.

“There are still a lot of costs to put something like this on, and we are completely self-supported,” said professor Andrea Eklund, who has been putting on the CWU Fashion Show since 2007. “It’s such an amazing event, and even though we’re not selling tickets this year, we’re going to make it work.”

Each of the four students will be given one hour of stage time this week, with 15 minutes for filming and 45 minutes for photographs. Wildcat Films will record the four presentations and send the footage to Eklund, who will create the final virtual show.