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Juliana Gymesi
Juliana Gymesi

The JumpStart Fashion Show is always a fall favorite at Moore College of Art & Design.  For JumpStart Fashion Show 2015: Shift Your Brilliance, Fashion Design students are charged with finding their design voices through their own inspirations or in combination with that of such avant-garde designers as Issey Miyake and Alexander McQueen.  The runway at Moore on Thursday, October 8 at 6 pm will be filled with monochromatic garments created within the first few weeks of classes.   Admission is free, but reservations are required by visiting:   Moore is located at 20th Street and The Parkway.  JumpStart 2015 is sponsored by Century 21 Department Store and is part of Design Philadelphia.

According to Dr. Dianna Vass, Moore’s new Fashion Design department chair: “Each designer may use a different process for evaluating color choices and developing a signature color.  Their color choice will be researched and articulated as a component of their design voice.”  She went on to say, “students have been asked to ‘Shift Your Brilliance’ by the innovative selection of materials, fabric manipulation, and texture and by using non-traditional materials outside of the conventional fashion design fabrications, such as re-purposed materials and/or natural or synthetic materials that could be manipulated to create unique and unusual surfaces.”

Moore is partnering with Career Wardrobe in accepting donations of new and gently used women’s professional clothing and accessories, as well as new and unopened beauty, hosiery and toiletry products.   Attendees are invited to bring donations with them to the show on October 8.

Moore College of Art & Design educates students for 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 ten Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. Coeducational Graduate Studies programs were launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, Continuing Education programs for professional adults, the 93-year-old acclaimed Young Artists Workshop for young people, grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit


Published on September 10th, 2015