The Center of Identity and Inclusion proudly presents “Authenticity”, the 25th Annual Benefit Fashion Show. Come see your peers’ designed fashion that will take place on Friday, April 13, 9 p.m., and Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m., at MICA’s Falvey Hall, 1301 W Mount Royal Ave. The runway-style fashion show showcases a range of avant-garde, high fashion, and ready-to-wear student designs while celebrating diversity, identity, and inclusion.
Organized by Architectural Design B.F.A. student Brandon Brooks (director) and Art History, Theory & Criticism B.F.A. student Cynthia Fang (assistant director), Authenticity features 16 individual fashion lines created by 20 designers representing the College’s Fiber, Painting, Illustration, General Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Interdisciplinary Sculpture programs, among others.
Sponsored by MICA’s Center for Identity and Inclusion, the Annual Benefit Fashion Show raises money for the Center’s diversity programming and scholarly initiatives for students. It has been 25 years since the Benefit Fashion Show began as a program of MICA’s Black Student Union. Since then, the fashion show has grown to encompass the College’s larger diversity and inclusion initiatives, and is one of the year’s most anticipated events on campus.
Each designer has also donated two garments from their lines to a silent auction the night of the fashion show, which will raise money for the Center for Identity and Inclusion’s Diversity Grant Fund. Thirty percent of all auction sales will benefit the fund. Bidding instructions will be provided during intermission and after the show.
Celebrity photographer Derek Blanks ’00 (Illustration) worked with students to organize a professional-level fashion shoot for the show’s lookbook, and his photographs of the student designs will be on display in the Brown Center lobby during the show.
Participating designers include Sarina Angell, Courtney Banh, Andrea Barnes, Dani Brodsky, Chris Chapa, David Correa, Kayleigh Efird, Karryl Eugene, Diana Eusebio, Will Grimm, Shanna Hollis, Rheagen King, Maddy Lavosky, Cathy Lin, AJ Oehm, Shelby Slayden, Chaahat Thakker, Robin Vuitch, Nick Weihe and Kelly Zhong.
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Would you like to volunteer for the show? Email our Volunteer Coordinator, Lauren Jackson, at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thank you for your time, and we hope to see you there!
Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 pm
Falvey Hall: Brown Center
1301 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA