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Fashion event to showcase local designers, benefit local charity

Kendall students will create an unforgettable night of extravagant fashion this month.

/Courtesy of KCAD

Event Information

Bodies of Art Fashion Alliance presents
Sardonyx: Hybrids of the Future Fashion Show
to benefit The Van Andel Institute Purple Community
Where: St. Cecilia’s Music Center, 24 Ranson Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI
When: March 21, 2014, auction begins at 6:00, show begins at 7:30


Tickets are being sold online and at Kendall College of Art and Design.

Presale tickets are $10 for students and $20 for nonstudents.

/Courtesy of KCAD

As the 2014 Fall/Winter collections kick off with New York and London Fashion Weeks, many of us find ourselves in a fashion frenzy, trying to take in as many collections as we possibly can through online resources. Oh, how wonderful it would be to sit front row at the Alexander Wang show.

Stop daydreaming, Grand Rapids! There’s a show coming here that will give those New York designers a run for their money. While it may feel exclusive, it is totally accessible for anyone to attend.

Bodies of Art Fashion Alliance of Kendall College of Art and Design will be hosting its 10th annual spring fashion show. It will feature designs from students at Kendall as well as GVSU.  The theme is Sardonyx: Hybrids of the Future. Unconventional, mechanical, and anamorphic inspirations will form a collection you won’t want to miss. The show will have an underlying Alexander McQueen theme that will surprise and fascinate the audience. It will be held at the St. Cecilia’s Music Center on March 21 at 7:30 pm.

In addition to the show, a silent auction will be held for artwork done by students and members of the community. A portion of the ticket sales and all auction proceeds will be donated to Van Andel Institute’s Purple Community. The leader of Bodies of Art recently had a family member diagnosed with sarcoma cancer. Although she is now well, the members of Bodies of Art would like to donate to help fund future research.

Our designers never fail to please, but this year we are giving them even more freedom to dream big. We wanted pieces that are out of this world, and everyone really stepped up to the challenge. Over 25 designers have created one or more pieces to add to the collection. While each outfit is unique, they stand together cohesively as a collection. This was done through a strict color palette and multiple group critiques to keep the designers on track.

This fashion event gets more and more popular every year. Last year our theme was 1001 Pieces of Paper. Our seats nearly sold out with presale tickets and by show time there was only standing room. If people are interested, they should get their tickets right away. Where can you purchase these coveted tickets? They are being sold online and at Kendall College of Art and Design. 

Come experience fashion and art coming together to create an unforgettable experience.


Disclaimer: Meghan Larimer works on a comittee as director of promotions at Kendall College of Art and Design.

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