Enclothe: Embody Fashion Show highlights student designs at Crystal Bridges



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Enclothe: Embody is March 31 at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville at 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Enclothe allows guests to see the creations of U of A apparel merchandising and product development students up close, as the annual fashion show highlights all aspects of the program.

Student-created clothing is the star of the show, but Enclothe: Embody also lets guests see the business, sustainability, and merchandising aspects of what students learn while designing clothing.

Enclothe: Embody is on Thursday, March 31 at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville (600 Museum Way). There are two shows, at 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Pre-show times are 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. respectively, with ticket required. Doors open for general admission 15 minutes before showtime.

“Embodying can mean a lot of things to a lot of people,” said Olivia Thornton, student director of this year’s event. “You can embody change, embody self-confidence, embody difference, and even embody imagination. I think the reason we as a team love the title Enclothe: Embody so much is that it has the ability to resonate with others in so many different ways.

Once again, students in the clothing program, part of the School of Environmental Humanities at Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, collaborate with other students on campus.

Students from the Music Department’s Chamber Quartet provide live music before the show. The musicians are Jayne Jostad, Grace Clark, Sidney Hudelson and Dayton Strick.

Students from the Fay Jones School of Architecture – Hannah Blang, Meredith Coan, Victoria Best and Lauren Dillon – create a set for the show, and students from the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology, directed by Shane White, handle video and photography.

Additionally, apparel major Aubrey Costello is working with electrical engineering major Audra Beneux to showcase a garment designed by 2020 AMPD graduates Jacob Reynolds and Lily Beck and completed this year by Costello and Beneux.

White is also emcee for this year’s shows.

“The Enclothe student team is thrilled with this year’s show,” said Thornton, an AMPD major from Wichita, Kansas. “I think there’s a common sense of excitement with a bit of anxiety mixed in – we’re ready for the show and anxious for March 31. I’m very excited to see all of our vision come together. When we gave me the position of student director Last May, we weren’t sure if we would even be able to have a live in-person show. I never imagined that we would have an in-person show, with more than 90 models walking the runway, and at Crystal Bridges The Enclothe team and all of our associates have worked extremely hard to make Enclothe: Put on the best show we’ve had Excited is an understatement I’m more than ready to see this show come to life!”

Tickets are available online now and can be purchased until March 29.

U of A student tickets are $25 for general admission and students must present their student ID. General Admission tickets are $45, Reserved Seating is $75 and includes pre-show event entry with live music and appetizers, and Priority Reserved Seating tickets are $100 and includes reserved priority seating, pre-show event with live music and appetizers, and name recognition in the program.

If there are tickets left, they will be available at the door on the day of the shows for $50.

“During my freshman year of high school, I was able to come to Fayetteville and see Enclothe, and immediately I was sold on college with the Enclothe fashion show,” Thornton said. “Ever since I saw the show as a junior, I have been involved with the show as a volunteer; last year I was part of the student team’s social media committee, and now I lucky enough to be the student principal.”

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About Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in businesses associated with food, family, environment, agriculture, sustainability and quality of life. human life; and who will be first-choice candidates for employers looking for leaders, innovators, decision makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named after Dale Bumpers, a former governor of Arkansas and longtime U.S. senator who propelled the state into national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through teaching new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training in professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the few American colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US news and world report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Learn how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.

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