“Silhouettes,“ the Picnic Day Fashion Show, modeled clothes ranging from couture to Dr. Seuss-chic to a full crowd at Freeborn Hall. The UC Davis Design Program annually displays work done by design students during Picnic Day and with the help of the Runway Designers Club.
Thirteen design students participated in “Silhouettes,” constructing clothes for three different clothing categories: Personal Expression, Sustainability and Signature Collections. Judges attended the show in order to declare winners for the Personal Expression and Sustainability collections.
Personal Expression allowed the designers to create clothes without the fear of censorship while Sustainability incorporated recycled clothing and reusable garments.
Jenna Chen, a senior design major, won the Personal Expression category while Yi-Jen Jong, also a senior design major, won the Sustainable category.
Everything from sea shells, mushrooms and Dr. Seuss inspired the 13 designers. Models graced the runway wearing ball gowns, business attire and bathing suits.
Sarah Haroon, a junior textiles and clothing major, said she was most impressed with “Lionfish on Land,” a line designed by senior design major, Jennifer Foote.
“The ‘Lionfish on Land‘ line had a nice mix of gold and white [coloring]. It was very cohesive and beautiful, very coral-like and classic,” Haroon said.
– Megan Ellis