JUMPSTART 2017 “PARKWAY 100”
Sponsored by Century 21 Department Store
This year marks two anniversaries: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway turns 100 and it is the 25th year for Moore’s Jumpstart Fashion Show, so what better way to honor these two milestones than to combine them. Our Fashion Design students toured The Parkway and took photos of architectural gems to use as inspirations for their garments. They were then to investigate the history, purpose and architect or artist for their chosen inspiration. Next, building a concept board was in order, followed by the development of 15 designs with sketches in full-color. After selecting fabrics, the garments were constructed, critiqued and prepped for the runway.
Why is it called Jumpstart? For the past twenty-five years, students in Moore’s BFA Fashion Design program have been charged with conceptualizing, designing and constructing garments for the fall fashion show within three weeks. In the past, this always fun and always innovative event has featured garments inspired by urban camouflage, Brave New World, the Philadelphia Flower Show, tulle used to create tutus for The Pennsylvania Ballet’s ballerinas, recyclable materials, the fashions of Patrick Kelly and this year, it is Parkway 100.
Will the College’s fashion designers create garments that are inspired by Moore’s diamond shaped windows? Swann Fountain on Logan Circle? The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s iconic steps? The magnificent doors of the Franklin Institute? The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul? The Champs-Élysées-inspired Parkway or another architecturally stunning structure on the magnificent mile? On October 3, 2017, the audience found out why our fashion designers’ fabulous creations are modeled this evening. For more on the show and to see the award-winners, visit www.moore.edu/jumpstart2017