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FASHION SHOW 2015 // An Evening at The Barnes

All photos by Thom Carroll

On May 16, Moore fashion design seniors presented their collections at the 2015 Spring Fashion Show: An Evening at the Barnes, held for the first time at the Barnes Foundation, housing one of the finest Impressionist collections in the world. More than 850 people attended the sold out event.

Sponsored by Century 21 Department Store, the fashion show featured innovative collections and designs by seniors, junior and sophomore students of Moore’s acclaimed fashion design department. The black-and-white tuxedo theme for the senior Eveningwear was inspired by “An Evening at the Barnes” and the painting Redheaded Girl in Evening Dress in the Barnes collection.

Each senior over the course of the year designed their own unique collection, highlighting each of their individual aesthetic and representing the market that the senior intends to pursue.

The 2015 show kicked off with junior class “resort wear,” combining men’s and women’s swimwear for the first time. Next, the show highlighted childrenswear by sophomore designers, with garments inspired by the theme of “Electric Zoo,” showcasing zoo animals and bright colors.

Select students were presented with awards determined by guest critics, including many successful Moore alumni, all working in the fashion industry: local couturier Frank Agostino, Agostino, Bryn Mawr; Ashley Scott ’10, swimwear designer for Cyn and Luca, NY; Alicia Abbas '06, designer for Nicole Miller; and Heather Hipsher, childrenswear designer for Lilly Pulitzer.

Fashion Design Awards 2015

Sophomore Class Childrenswear
Heather Hipsher Critic Award
Critic Award – Dakota Bryson
Honorable Mention – Jordan Mimnall

Junior Class Resort Collection
Ashley Scott Critic Award
Critic Award – Claudia Geissler
Honorable Mention – Moira Miller

The Fashion Group International/Libby Haynes Hyman Endowed Scholarship - Ivana Urick
Charming Shoppes, Inc. Endowed Scholarships - Alison Miller and Amanda Plummer

Senior Class Collections
Frank Agostino Critic Award
Critic Award - Tara Higgins
Childrenswear Award – Irma Jahic
Knitwear Award – Helga Gardner

Senior Class Eveningwear
Alicia Abbas Critic Award
Critic Award - Helga Gardner
Honorable Mention - Tara Higgins

Adrienne Vittadini Eveningwear Award – Helga Gardner
Jannaman Award for Best Construction – Kathryn Magno
Portfolio Critic Award – Tara Higgins

Most Saleable Collection – Jessica Barnes

Century 21 Best in Show Award – Tara Higgins

Images from the fashion show will be available for purchase from Thom Carroll,

Published on May 19th, 2015