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Student designers show off skills at Euphoria Fashion Show

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Model showing off student's apparel.

Models strutted the runway as the stage in the Student Union Theater transformed into a catwalk.

Apparel merchandising majors at Oklahoma State University had the chance to show off their class projects and special projects as part of the seventh annual Euphoria Fashion Show on Friday. 

Students in OSU's fashion show production class ran the event with the help of instructor Diane Limbaugh.

Abby Camargo, an apparel merchandising junior, was the assistant producer and said the biggest thing she learned was teamwork.

"It’s definitely a fast-paced environment, and people have to carry their weight," Camargo said. "So it’s nice to learn how to be responsible in that way.”

Ninety pieces from 18 students were showcased in the categories "contemporary," "athleisure," a "new" category and "evening wear." Sophomores and upperclassmen made the items. Mini collections of three to five pieces from sophomores and juniors were also showcased.

Adam Judkiewicz, an apparel merchandising sophomore, said the experience helped him learn as an underclassmen.

“You start from ground zero,” Judikiewicz said. “And then you build up your skills as well as what you can project your creativity onto, and at the end of the day, hopefully you come up with a dope collection.”

A new aspect to the show this year was the wedding dress redesign. Seniors submitting their collections into the show were given an old wedding dress and $20 to redesign it and style it for the modern bride.

Dani Johnson, who participated in the wedding dress redesign, said she enjoyed the challenge.

“I really like sustainability,” Johnson said. “So that was fun. But it was really intimidating. Like initially, when you go in and start cutting up that wedding dress, it's terrifying. And I didn’t really know what to do, but it was actually really fun, and I really liked the wedding dress.”

Awards were given for the categories of Most Marketable Collection, which Johnson won, Best Use of Technology, which Johnson won, Excellence in Creativity & Innovation, which Jennifer Hernandez won, Most Outstanding Design, which Crystal Emerson won, Best Use of Sustainable Design, which Bailey Walker won, Best Use of Construction - Garment, which Emerson won and Best Use of Construction - Senior Collection, which Walker won.

Next year’s show will take place April 19.