Spring Fashion Show 2009 Sparkles

For Immediate Release
May 18, 2009

(Philadelphia, PA) Read Elizabeth Wellington's Review of the Show in The Philadelphia Inquirer!

Read about preparation for the Show in The Philadelphia Inquirer!

Moore's Spring Fashion Show 2009 brought “Bryant Park” elegance to a tent on Aviator Park on Saturday night, May 16.

As part of Moore’s 160th Anniversary Celebration, fashion icon Mary McFadden selected her critic award winner from the seniors she worked with on the eveningwear collection that made up the grand finale of the evening. McFadden selected a design from each senior. The designs were inspired by ancient civilizations.

The sold-out fashion show, Myths & Legends, featured innovative collections and designs by senior, junior and sophomore students of Moore’s acclaimed fashion design department. Designs included swimwear, bridal and evening wear, children’s wear, menswear and sportswear.

Each senior over the course of the year designed a four- or five-piece collection. The collection opened with “circus” inspired pieces by a senior interested in costume design. Ten seniors printed their own fabric for the collection. Others knit, crocheted, hand beaded and embroidered their garments. A bridal collection with flower girls closed out the senior collections.

The panel of judges and critics for the fashion show included many successful Moore alumnae: Toby Markulin ’89, owner of a New York-based swimwear company, “Peaches;” Lisa Parmer Ditty, a freelance designer from Harrisburg, PA; Lynette Kirk ’91, design director for LL Bean, Inc.; Erin Cabrey ’06 and Rebecca Allred ’95, designers for Lilly Pulitzer; and Frank Agostino, owner of Agostino in Bryn Mawr.

Fashion Design Awards 2008-09

Sophomore Class Childrenswear
Lilly Pulitzer Critic Award
Critic Award – Katherine Perez
Honorable Mention – Molly Willsallen
Most Saleable – Rebecca Heaps

Junior Class Swimwear
Toby Markulin Critic Award
Critic Award – Lindsay Waibel
Honorable Mention –
Dominique Streater, Rebecca Wilhelm

Junior Class Menswear
Lynette Kirk & Lisa Parmer Ditty Critic Award
Critic Award – Emily Burns
Group Award – ‘Rustic Road’
Dominique Streater
Christine Tong
Gracie Wagner
Lindsay Waibel

NAMSB Scholarship Award – Christine Tong
Charming Shoppes Scholarship – Christine Tong

Senior Class Collections
Frank Agostino Critic Award – Kelly Wiersema
Honorable Mention – Samara Baker
Knitwear Collection Award – Allison Montague
Lingerie Collection Award – Michele Notarianni

Senior Class Eveningwear
Mary McFadden Critic Award – Sarah Tonemah
“Charming Shoppes ‘Most Saleable Collection’ – Allison Montague
David’s Bridal ‘Best In Show’ – Vaso Constantinou
Arts of Fashion – Lauren Lafey
Jannaman Award for Excellence in Construction – Alana Bukunas & Margaret Thoresen
Fashion Group International Scholarship – Jenevieve Froncek

Read transcripts for Phrequency.com webchat from the Fashion Show


Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launching in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

May 18, 2009
Moore's Spring Fashion Show 2009 brought “Bryant Park” elegance to a tent on Aviator Park on Saturday night, May 16.

Published on May 18th, 2009