Students show off their Spring Sophistication

The spring season welcomes a sense of freshness, newness and, particularly this season, an air of sophistication. On April 19, the first-year Fashion Design students will showcase their 2013 Spring Collection at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique at Huron and Highbury Streets (1365 Huron St.) as a Fashion Show and Gala event! The event, Spring Sophistication, focuses on dressy, coordinated separates that can be worn in the daytime as career wear and as nighttime classy pieces. Spring Sophistication is a fusion of all the inspirations, ideas, creativity and research of all the designers.

Throughout the semester, students worked together to create their final coordinated separate pieces. The process began with their personal inspirations and ideas, and then eventually worked together to refine their concept and direction. From there, they designed and created separates that their target customer would enjoy. In a creative environment, one idea can have many different variations and that will be apparent in the collections at the fashion show. The chosen colour palettes will appeal to everyone's preferences, ranging from nudes to pastels to vibrant and vivid colours.

This exciting event is an occasion that encourages guests to dress up, get their makeup professionally aapplied at the gala and watch a fun fashion show that supports local design students. Guests can receive makeup and skin care advice and techniques from the top cosmeticians in The Beauty Boutique, as well as learn about all the new makeup launches and how to wear these news looks with their spring wardrobe.

The event is a perfect girls' night out. It is a great atmosphere to socialize and get updated on new fashion and make up trends before going out that night!

If you're thinking of heading out for the night, why not stop by and get your makeup done for the night with your all your friends? The Gala runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the fashion show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $5, and each ticket is an entry into a draw to win a basket of beauty products. Come out and support Fanshawe's talented designers!