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Fashion walks down University runway

April 28, 1997

By Grace Jeon

Lariat Reporter

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences featured designs from University fashion design students and guest designer Todd Oldham Saturday at the Mary Gibbs-Jones Family and Consumer Sciences building.

Design students that presented their fashions were Jamie Hasty, an Anchorage, Alaska senior; Melanie Sanford, a Dallas senior; Jennifer Van Kempen, an Arlington, Va. senior; Angie Baggs, a Portland, Ore. sophomore and Lauda Sander, a Houston sophomore.

The designs made by the students ranged from casual and professional wear to weekend and sleep wear.

Some students concentrated on only one area of the clothing industry.

'There's a high demand for this area of clothing [garments for petite women],' Baggs said.

She said she plans on becoming a designer with her own label someday.

Other students' original designs, ranging from silk and wool to mohair, made the fashion show unique.

'The students have been working on these garments the entire year,' said Judith Lusk, professor of family and consumer sciences.

The garments featured in the fashion show will be entered into design competitions.

Students' designs have done well in the past, said Dr. Rita Purdy, professor of family and consumer sciences.

Robin Oldham, a representative of L-7 Designs Incorporated and sister of Todd Oldham, presented Todd Oldham's designs for the University runway.

Door prizes, including Todd Oldham neckties, picture frames and charms, were also presented to fashion show guests.

Philip Sanchez, hair stylist from Salon 2121 on austin Avenue, designed the hairstyles for the models.

The visual display and promotions class also participated in the fashion show.

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