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FMD Majors Invited to Royal Fashion Show

                               FMD Majors Emma Hancock and Terresa Pritchett

                          FMD Majors Emma Hancock (left) and Terresa Pritchett (right)

Two College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) Fashion Merchandising and Design (FMD) students’ designs have been selected as entries into the Pink Ribbon Crusade’s Royal Fashion Show and Luncheon to be held on the Queen Mary in February 2013.  FMD major Terresa Pritchett won an entry into the show, and FMD major Emma Hancock was selected as a runner-up.   Both Terresa and Emma have been asked to construct their garments for the fashion show.

CHHS Fashion Merchandising and Design program students were invited by the Pink Ribbon Crusade, Queen Mary and City of Hope to design, create, and display concepts for a “Pink Ribbon Dress” on the ship during the month of October- Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Six FMD students’ designs were selected for display in the Queen Mary Princess Diana exhibit during the month of October. Their garment concepts were used to draw attention to Princess Diana’s generosity and support of breast cancer initiatives while showcasing fashion students’ work during the Princess Diana exhibition being held concurrently on the Queen Mary. 

Congratulations and best wishes to Terresa and Emma.   Their designs attest to the talent and caliber of the Fashion Merchandising Design program.  More designs from our outstanding students can be seen at the 25th Annual Campus Couture Fashion Show on Friday, May 10, 2013.    The event is a major representation of the Fashion Merchandising and Design program, featuring work by the talented FMD junior and senior designers.  For more information on the Campus Couture Fashion Show, check the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences for regular updates.

About the Event

The Pink Ribbon Crusade’s Fashion Show and Luncheon will be hosted on February 2, 2013, at 10:30am onboard the Queen Mary.  The event will feature a design competition involving fashion students worldwide.  The Pink Ribbon Crusade and Sentebale are co-hosting the event. Founded by His Royal Highness Prince Harry in honor of his mother, Princess Diana, Sentebale is a charity that supports “at-risk” African children.  Princess Diana and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are the inspirations for the event.  The fashion show will be judged by all-star contestants and judges from season nine of television’s Project Runway. For more information on the event, click here.