Name: Heather JaroszMajor: Apparel and Textile Design, BFA | Graphic Design Specialization Graduation Year: 2014Hometown: Rochester Hills, MIPosition: Vice President of Fashion Design Student Association, Chair of PR and Promotions Committee for the 2014 Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show
HJ: Wednesday is our Outfit-Of-The-Day Social Media contest. Participants hashtag #MSUFWOOTD along with a photo of their most fashionable outfit. Photos with the most “likes” get a gift basket filled with great stuff!
Thursday is the FDSA CAT Footwear Fashion Show Competition. For people attending, its a fun event to mingle with people interested in fashion and also see the work of our very talented members! (The first 50 attendees will recieve swag bags!)
Friday is a styling workshop held for designers to figure out last minute details for their designs. It helps us get organized before the big show the next day.
And of course, Saturday is the Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show at the Wharton Center @ 7:00 p.m.
HC: What goes into planning a fashion show?
HJ: PR and Promotions is just a small piece of what makes up a fashion show. Volunteers, Social Media, Models, and Choreography are just some aspects too. Our Faculty Directors, Theresa M. Winge and Rebecca E. Schuiling, along with our Senior and Junior Directors are the ones to thank for being able to put together such a huge event for MSU’s Apparel and Textile Design program.
HJ: There’s a lot of running around. We have photography timeslots, make-up/hair appointments and choreography schedules that we have to make, so we are very busy the entire day.
HJ: The audience can expect designs exploring sustainable to classic to avant-garde fashion.
HJ: There’s close to about 100 pieces, that includes our lobby designs and accessories exhibit.
HJ: As PR and Promotions chair, committe members and I have been responsible for sending out press releases and distributing posters. I also designed this years poster, as well as the show program.
HJ: I have two dresses in the show. One is a tranformation dress that displays a textile I screen-printed in class and the other is an exploration in pattern-making.
HJ: From ideation to creation, each garment took about 2-3 weeks to put together.
HJ: I enjoy traveling and photography, so the photos I take on my travels, or collect along the way, serve as great starting points for inspiration.
HJ: I hope the audience enjoys and appreciates all of the hard work that has been put into the show by students and faculty. There are a few exciting surprises in store, and I hope they leave inspired.