VIM Magazine collaborated with the Michigan State University Activities Board, or UAB, to host a fashion show in the MSU Union Ballroom on Friday. The occasion changed into attended by using social media influencers, giving designers and fashions the chance to network with experts.
VIM is a student-run fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine set up in 2010. This is their 2nd fashion show, the primary one was hosted at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown East Lansing. The mag additionally these days released their spring 2019 difficulty.
Advertising control senior Zoey Berghoff, who’s also the co-Editor-in-Chief of VIM, mentioned the masquerade topic of the display.
“We wanted to reveal a sublime aspect,” Berghoff said. “Everyone had their very own touch on how they wanted to paint that. We genuinely desired the designers to speak for themselves and have a dark, eerie sense to the night time.”
Designers Mikayla Frick and Kitty Johnson stated they wanted to permit their designs to talk for themselves. Both are garb and textile design, seniors.
“Everything is idea primarily based and it revolves around the testimonies of life,” Frick said. “I like to tell — whether or not it is my tale or something I’ve been via or something somebody else (has been thru) … That’s what you will see.”
Frick has been involved in numerous style indicates around the United States. She participated in STYLE WEEK Northeast in Rhode Island and IDENTITIES Fashion Show at Harvard University, showcasing her designs.
“This is my 6th display within the beyond two months, so I am getting quite proper at it,” Frick said. “I am a little bit more experienced now, I used to get first-rate careworn out. Now, I am like, ‘Stress receives you nowhere, it’s going to be k.’ … I try and have more a laugh with it.”
After graduation, Johnson plans to maintain designing and hopes to be her own boss. The portions she organized for this show had been primarily based on specific concepts.
“The first layout that’s finally the display is known as ‘bonsai tower,’ that is a mashup of the bonsai tree and the Eiffel Tower,” Johnson stated.
Johnson expressed that the concept of this layout become stimulated by way of a previous fashion display wherein designers blended structure with nature.
“I took inspiration from yin and yang, which represents stability similar to the bonsai tree — the red and black represent yin and yang,” Johnson said.
Interest to the social injustice experienced by way of black ladies within the U.S.
“My second piece is based on the statistic that black woman is 3 instances more likely to die at some stage in childbirth than white ladies,” Johnson stated.
She display-revealed the masks, which features 3 pregnant black girls, the quantity “2” and one pregnant white female. It additionally featured textual content that study, “The disparity in dying charges has the entirety to do with the lived to enjoy of being a black lady in America.”
Both Frick and Johnson agreed that they like to express themselves via fashion layout.
“Fashion is a way to explicit yourself,” Frick said. “I adore it, it’s only a manner to get away from the whole thing for me.”
While those garb and textile design college students are paving the way as new designers, VIM also offers different creatives a threat to get their abilties available. Advertising control sophomore Brianna Olszewski, who’s additionally a member on the public family members crew, spoke at the sorts of possibilities the magazine gives students.
“We have the whole thing from stylists to image designers,” Olszewski said. “We have business groups, which is greater backstage. You can apply to be at the team or you could be a preferred member.”