By: Jessica Vaysberg

It’s that time of year again! The Silhouettes fashion show will return on May 1 at 7 p.m. and May 3 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. But there’s a twist: instead of having a fashion show theme this year, the marketing campaign for the show was centered on the Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid.

There will be University of Wisconsin–Stout students of all levels in the Apparel Design and Development program presenting their designs in this show as well as 23 students who will be showing off their senior studio collections.

According to Jennifer Huynh, the marketing and promotions director of the show, “Everyone in the Silhouettes Fashion Show Organization is involved in the production of the show. Students from many programs on campus have contributed to the success of the production every year. Every aspect of the show from raising funds, creating marketing products and making sure things run smoothly is run by students. Of course, this is also made possible by our adviser, Kathryn Kujawa.”

Since there is a the high number of designers presenting in this show, a large turnout is expected.

“Every year we have new designers as well as previous designers,” said Huynh. “We design and make new garments each year; it is exciting to see how people’s designs evolve over the years.”

Tickets for the event are now on sale and can be bought online through the UW–Stout tickets webpage or at the Service Desk in the MSC. Tickets are $7 with a student ID for the May 1 student show, $12 for the 3 p.m. May 3 show and $15 for the 5 p.m. May 3 show.

“Everyone in the fashion show, including myself, has invested so much time and dedication to make this fashion show happen,” said Huynh. “We just want to share our work.”

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