WHAT A RUSH! The Drexel Fashion Show 2011 was certainly a crazy ride.
This past Saturday was the culmination of all our hard work, as the fashions hit the runway for a 4pm show and an 8pm show. To start off with, let's talk about the space; the URBAN headquarters is located in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which was originally leased by Congress to support the nation's Navy. Urban Outfitter's Corporate Campus is located right along the water in the Navy Yard, with a different building for each of their brands.
Building 543 was the site of the Drexel Fashion Show. This space is truly amazing. With the industrial building and exposed beams juxtaposed with free spirited fabrics, relaxing indoor ponds, lush greenery and a smorgasbord of vintage and funky looking furniture, the space is truly unique and creates an environment that is inviting to guests and employees. Light streams through the huge windows and the space is polished off with an in-house gym and open-to-the-public cafe.
It is only fitting that the Drexel Fashion Show holds it's show at the Urban headquarters as we have always had a great relationship with the company.
Shows look great from the audience's perspective, the show appears like a smoothly choreographed dance, but behind the scenes there are actual people making that happen. In this case, it was the D&M students including myself. Communicating with headsets and hope, the backstage operation went from super scary (dress rehearsal) to practiced progress (4pm show) to flawless fun (8pm show). Despite our nerves and anxiety, there was always a great vibe of teamwork and excitement. We were all so incredibly happy to be there and we had so much fun!!!! It will definitely go down in the books as one of my favorite days in all four years of college. We pulled together beautifully and couldn't be more proud of how great the show was. I had so much fun with the models and crew backstage, here's a look at some of the beautiful backstage chaos and set-up fun!
The show was a compilation of different aesthetics and inspiration. Lady Worsley hoop skirts wider than the runway itself, origami evening wear, McQueen-like prints, antler headpieces, ready to wear knitwear, Phantom of the Opera gowns, laser-cut leather, hand-painted fabrics, Tokyo street-party lingerie, tea party dresses, sustainable fabrics, Cambodian crowns, Moroccan beachwear, and more, all contributed to making the fashion show one extensive work of art.
They always say a picture is worth a thousand words, so check some of the looks out below!!!
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