Year after year, the University of Texas University Fashion Group's (UFG) annual fashion show just gets bigger and better. This year will be no different as UFG plans to "Transcend" previous presentations and bring audiences a show like never before.
Beginning in 1997, the student group's yearly fashion show is a an outlet for members to bring the UT and Austin community a meaningful fashion experience and to allow senior members to showcase their designs each spring. This year students will present over 120 original designs on the runway with a diverse array of style and textiles. However, more than just sharing their work, the show gives students a hands on experience in the planning and orchestration of a large scale fashion show.
"The fashion show is always executed with the intention of making it as great as the ones that take place in the NYFW tents. We may be students, but our drive, professionalism, effort and dedication is just as intense. I think that's why it's a show a lot of people want to be a part of, it's one of the main events of the season," says University Fashion Group President, Angeli Aguilera
Working tirelessly all year to create a stimulating experience for viewers, the audience only continues to grow. In the last 13 years, attendance has risen from 500 people in 1997 to 5,000 in 2012. Thousands come from around the state to see the latest in student creations and the group receives immense support from the Austin community as well.
"We feel so blessed to have such amazing support from our community. Lexus of Austin has become so involved in the fashion show and working with the senior design students. We look forward to seeing the winner of the Lexus of Austin Design Challenge, a design project centered around the new Lexus CT200h; and the local Jackson Ruiz Salon will be doing the hair and make up for the show. It's going to be a great event and we are grateful for those that help make a production of this caliber possible," says UFG Development Director, Zoe Patterson.
The University Fashion Group 2013 show, presented by Lexus of Austin, takes place April 18th at the Frank Erwin Center. Don't miss a show that promises to be as inspiring as it is breathtaking as UFG students aim to delight viewers and "Transcend" all expectations next Thursday.
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