Student and local fashion designs will take the runway at the FashionMash show Saturday.
There will be a panel discussion Sunday, which is open to the public and will feature successful fashion insiders, including representatives from Cartier and Refinery 29. The discussion will focus on leadership in the fashion industry.
Through UNC Workroom, an experiential design initiative in the school of Media and Journalism, students have put together a fashion show to showcase their work. Students and local designers are contributing fashion designs from casual streetwear to haute couture.
“It’s a good balance between student work and professional work in a couple different categories,” said Dana McMahan, the founder of Workroom and a UNC professor.
Student models will display three lines of fashion, including the works of Luis Machicao, a professional designer from Charlotte, a student-designed streetwear line for Cartier and more student designs pertaining to the theme, “Grunge Save the Queen,” which highlights upcycled clothing designs.