With Absolute Style hosting nearly 1,000 people marveling at 100 original garments presented by 28 models, the one thing you don’t want to be on April 25 is fashionably late.
The last loose ends are being snipped and tied this week as the University of the Fraser Valley’s Fashion Design program puts finishing touches on what’s quickly become the region’s marque fashion event.
“It’s an exciting, creative show with a huge, diverse collection of works,” disclosed UFV Fashion Design program head Deanna Devitt.
Fusing active wear with the avant-garde, this year’s collection is as diverse as the talented graduating students themselves.
Devitt said several themes arose, from 1940’s Gatsby to Russian princess, and safari.
“Minimalism was a big trend so we are seeing sculpted clothing in black/white and midnight navy. On the softer side lingerie styling is coming back with soft pastel colours – a very feminine look.”
As in previous years, designers decide if their creations are available for sale, with some past students preferring to re-create clothes with a custom fit for interested buyers.
The show would not be a success without the generous support from sponsors, including media sponsors Shaw (Diamond Thread), Abbotsford News and Chilliwack Progress (Gold thread) and show sponsors Student Union Society (Silver Thread) and Globe Printers (Bronze Thread).
Get your tickets early, Absolute Style is on Thursday, April 25, in the Envision Athletic Centre on the Abbotsford campus.
Tickets are $10 for the 2:30 p.m. matinee show and $18 for the 7 p.m. show.
UFV’s Alumni Association will host a wine and cheese reception at the evening event.
For more information or to book tickets call 604-557-4073.
For more details about the Fashion Design diploma program or Absolute Style, see ufv.ca/fashion.