Showcasing Talents of the students in Fashion Merchandising
Students in the Fashion Merchandising major are stepping up their game. The students are preparing garments for the upcoming fashion show on October 30th, 2014. This show features garments made from recycled goods to show that recycling can be used in all areas of life!
The AU fashion merchandising students learn all types of skills to help them succeed. They learn skills from drawing, to measuring, to sewing, to building full outfits. The talents of the students are impeccable!
First Hand knowledge
“As a fashion major, you learn how to sew, operate sewing machines, how to tailor and fit garments. You also learn how to draw and design fashion. You learn textile and how to identify them, test them, and understand quality control. You learn the history of fashion trends to be able to recognize and interpret them in modern fashion. With that, you learn to draw inspiration from them and then you produce them,” said junior Katie Ruick.
Fashion is a Business
As one can see, there is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into being a Fashion Merchandising major. The students also showcase their business knowledge, and learn how to run a business in the fashion industry. This includes boutiques, lines, and retail buyers and sellers.
The talents of the students are endless. The fashion merchandising majors are phenomenal and demonstrate their creativity and artistic talents as well as their professionalism in the business world.
Picturing the talent is not so hard
To showcase the talents of the students, here are some pictures of recent outfits:
Photos of completed garments for the fashion show!
All of these garments were hand produced by the students in the major to prepare for the fashion show on October 30th, 2014.
As one can tell, there is a lot that goes into the fashion merchandising major.
To learn more, check out the AU Fashion Students on Twitter @AU451Fashion and the newest promotion video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVAJbTsmdxc&feature=youtu.be.
Danyelle Kupfer is a Senior Digital Media Production major with a Journalism minor at Ashland University. She is a member of Alpha Phi and a DJ for WRDL.