Wednesday, May 25, 2016
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- “Emerge” was produced entirely by students — juniors and seniors from the apparel design and merchandising department in collaboration with students from Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts. They handled everything from stage installation and lighting, to projection screens and music, to PR and ticket sales, to the hand-patterned and draped garments that stole the spotlight. Apparel design and merchandising Professor Connie Ulasewicz and BECA Professor Hamid Khani served as advisors to the students. The show consisted of four segments: wearable tech designs, which were showcased on mannequins on the runway as guests arrived; reuse designs, upcycled from unsellable materials donated by the University Bookstore; collections, created by senior design students; and a video segment produced for apparel design Assistant Professor Kelly Reddy-Best, who is leaving the department after this semester.