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Style Perspectives - TAPP Expo 2006


Design by Tiffany Rudd

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The Student Design Show is an annual highlight for our academic program and serves as a culmination of a year's work for Textile and Apparel students.  The apparel items viewed during the show have been created by students and approved by jury before being exhibited.  The actual planning, promotion, choreography, music and execution of the show is also done entirely by students with the guidance of faculty. Since our program has a distinct focus on product development, the energy and creativity that goes into the annual design show is central to our program's mission!
 

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This year's apparel designs were juried by TAPP Program Graduate Heather Schoeman (formerly Homan) who is currently an associate with Target Corporation! It has long been our philosophy to bring in outside professionals to select student designs of merit for our show. We are grateful for Heather's contribution to our program this year! Below is a photo of Heather and Dr. Strauss, taken several years ago when Heather herself was a design show director:
 

 

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As is our practice, upper class students voluntarily agree to direct the show. This year's extraordinary outcome is very much the results of our director's professional efforts. Below are show this year's show directors:


Great kids

2006 Design Show Directors: (left to right) Brittany Lester, Erin Landt, and Erin Dixon

 

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Of course, the show could never occur were it not for the efforts of many students. Instrumental in executing such a complicated project are students in Dr. Lynch's Fashion Promotion class, volunteers from among other TAPP majors, and UNI students and alumni who agree to model for the show. Below are some photographs of the fit session during which models and designs are matched:

 


Designer Brittany Lester

Designer Erin Hamburg

Designer Erin Dixon

 

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We could not do the show without the help of our patrons and sponsors. The Dean Jill Wallace  supported the show with a major financial commitment from the budget of the College of Social and Behavior Sciences for which we are exceptionally grateful. In addition, other corporations such as Pepsi Cola and Red Bull supported our program with financial contributions. Finally, students and their families help. Below are photographs of some of our patrons:   
 


 

Erin Dixon's Mom and Dad

Andrew Pries' Mom and Dad

Bob Sawyer and family

Alex Etringer and her Dad


 

Notes on photographs: the following photographs were taken during the Design Show by Dr. Mitchell D. Strauss on April 8, 2006. Originally shot in NEF RAW and then converted to jpg format. Equipment included a Nikon D70 Digital SLR, Nikon SB600 Flash, and a Gitzo Reporter Basalt Fiber Composite Tripod, equipped with a ball head. The photographs were shot with a 1/30 shutter speed and an aperture of F4. Occasional blurring was a result of a combination of model movement and slow shutter speed, which was selected to give a reasonable depth of field. Student designers have my permission to use the photographs as they wish.

first Impressions: (Designers names listed below photographs)


Brittany Lester

Liz Cook

Brittany Lester

Angela Vogel

Darcy Dolezal

 


Erin Hamburg

Liz Cook

Darcy Dolezal

Tiffany Rudd

 


Tiffany Rudd

Marilynda Longoria

Paige Crandell

Erin Dixon

 

 

Shattered: (Designers names listed below photographs)


Alyssa Stokesbary

Kendi Charls

Alicia Denney

Amy Heinick

 


Amanda Bauer

Jill Cosgrove

Tami Holdgrafer

Emily Riley

 


Liz Cook

Andrew Pries

Minnie Lee

Erin Hamburg

 

 

Polished Reflections: (Designers names listed below photographs)


Liz Cook

Teresa Ebensberger

Darcy Dolezal

Angie Hall

Liz Cook

 


Erin Dixon

Lacy Hooyer

Teresa Eppley

Leigh Jensen

 


Amanda Bauer

Teresa Ebensberger

Tiffany Rudd

Erin Hamburg

 

 

Mirrored Images: (Collections with designers names listed below photographs)


Nicholas Berning

Nicholas Berning

 


Brittany Lester

 


Erin Landt

Erin Landt

Erin Landt

Erin Landt

 


Minnie Lee

Minnie Lee

Minnie Lee

Minnie Lee

 


Darcy Dolezal

Darcy Dolezal

Darcy Dolezal

 


Erin Dixon

Erin Dixon

Erin Dixon

 


Marilynda Longoria

Marilynda Longoria

Marilynda Longoria

 


Erin Hamburg

Erin Hamburg

Erin Hamburg

 

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