CREO: Juxtapose
[ May 10, 2013 — Harley-Davidson Museum ]


Eccentric Meets Traditional
[ Mount Mary College Fashion Show 2013 ]

Witness the future of fashion during Mount Mary College’s CREO event on May 10. Student designers will present three runway shows throughout the day at the Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.

CREO is Latin for “to make, create, produce,” and Mount Mary student designers have spent the better part of two semesters preparing for the show. Students in the fashion, fine art, graphic design and interior design programs are involved in the event.

They developed this year’s show theme of “Juxtapose,” which inspired designers to create pieces inspired by the hottest trends in fashion. “Juxtapose means unexpected combinations of creative elements where eccentric meets traditional, beautiful becomes breathtaking and abstractions transform into reality,” says Sandi Keiser, fashion show program director and associate professor at Mount Mary College. Among the runway looks will be a variety of textures, edgy tailoring and colorful leathers. Collections will include clothing for women, men and ’tweens.

Runway shows will be held at 1:30, 5:30 and 8 p.m. in conjunction with sustainTABLE CHAIRity, a silent auction for refurbished furniture by art majors.

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Images from CREO:Evoke 2012
Photos by Matt Haas

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[ Mount Mary College’s SustainTABLE CHAIRity 2013 ]

Get in on one of the hottest trends in interior design — repurposed furniture and accessories — during CREO, a fashion, art and design show presented by Mount Mary College students.

Students in Mount Mary’s interior design program have salvaged and refurbished furniture and accessories for the SustainTABLE CHAIRity silent auction, which runs concurrently with the CREO fashion show May 10 at the Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. Auction pieces will be on display in the Rumble Room; bidding will be open from noon to 8 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the interior design program and its mission of giving back to the community by designing spaces for homeless shelters and nonprofit organizations.   
“Our students are not only concerned about designing to make a space ‘pretty,’ they are being taught how to design healthy and healing environments,” says Leona Knobloch-Nelson, event chair and associate professor at Mount Mary College. “The students get to know the occupants of the spaces on a personal level and investigate their needs and desires for their new environment. This interaction is important for the students to learn the importance of community service, as well as the profession beyond just the aesthetic component.”

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