How Great They Art

April 14, 2011

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NC State’s 10th annual Art to Wear fashion show once again brought together some of the most creative minds on campus to show the latest in art and design. In an inspired show, student designers displayed a range of fashion – from haute couture to mass-market ready apparel. As in previous years, a theme seen in numerous collections was the use of recycled or ‘upcycled’ materials – from price tags, to copper pennies to used industrial air filters – that had attendees once more wondering if the future of fashion is in sustainable design.

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More mainstream collections mixed bright colors and fabric textures to create bold and beautiful pieces. The show, held at Reynolds Coliseum, once again drew thousands of attendees making it one of the most successful annual fashion shows held in the state.

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News & Observer photographer Robert Willett (left) photographs a model backstage. Models pose for their designer before heading out to the stage. Models mill about backstage before the show. Models pose for their designer before heading out to the stage. Designer Danica Dewell (left) makes last minute adjustments. Art To Wear model gets framed. Veronica Tibbits' models look at photos as the designer makes last minute adjustments to another model's outfit. Model gets lousy reception before the show. Model plays tag prior to the show. Model sports first year design school project. Models sport first year design school projects. Model sports first year design school project. Suzanne Atkinson and Afaf Seyam's line Naomi White's line Naomi White's line Model shows off an outfit from Sarah Hazel Cannon's line Bryan Bullard's line Lindsay Gilliam's line Model eyes the camera before heading onstage. Models practice their stage strutting backstage. Model shows off an outfit from Veronica Tibbetts' line Veronica Tibbetts' line Veronica Tibbetts' line Model shows off an outfit from Sarah Hazel Cannon's line Sarah Hazel Cannon's line Carlee Fowler's line Model shows off an outfit from Carlee Fowler's line Carlee Fowler's line Carlee Fowler's line Keely Cansler's line Keely Cansler's line