Strutting their stuff
By Bob Kostanczuk Post-Tribune correspondent April 18, 2013 11:28AM
Exotic garb will be on display at Saturday’s RUNWAYrevolution fashion show at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City. The show will feature the works of emerging young designers, in addition to the wedding gowns of Liz Meyer, whose flair for design has been utilized by notable musical artists, including the band Aerosmith. | Photo provided
If you go
What: RUNWAYrevolution fashion show
Where: Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door for the general public; available at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts or visit http://bit.ly/RUNWAYrevolution
More details: www.lubeznikcenter.org or 874-4900
Updated: May 20, 2013 6:08AM
Dressed to impress.
That’s the type of visuals which will make a splash at RUNWAYrevolution, a two-act fashion show set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City.
Distinctive clothing created by emerging young designers is promised.
The center’s Hyndman Gallery is taking on the air of a high-fashion runway that showcases the works of creative minds from Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Art, Western Michigan University and other learning institutions.
The clothes that will be featured are inspired by a wide range of sources, including geishas, masked balls and — as publicity material puts it — “the dark side of Little Red Riding Hood.”
Numerous young women from Northwest Indiana will be modeling the stylish female fashions, including Monica Robinson of Merrillville, who has done fashion events before.
She thinks RUNWAYrevolution will be a good experience for her.
“I’m very excited,” Robinson, 32, said. “I think it will expose me to a lot. I always wanted to be a model.”
Attendees will be able to vote and determine which student designer wins the People’s Choice Award.
A Best of Show Award also is scheduled to be bestowed. Judges, with backgrounds in design and fashion retail, will dish out scores for outfits based on workmanship, wearability and creative design, according to promotional material from the Lubeznik Center.
The admission price includes wine and light nibbles.
In addition to the student-designed fashions, RUNWAYrevolution trots out a second act that turns the runway over to Silver Moon, a Chicago-based business specializing in vintage bridal wear and glamorous clothing from Hollywood’s past.
Silver Moon’s Liz Meyer will present wedding attire she has designed.
“Liz’s work is exquisite in detail, inspired by fashion and film of the ‘30s and ‘40s, but appeals to today’s rock stars,” Becky Jascoviak, Lubeznik Center marketing director, said in a press release. “We are excited Liz agreed to showcase her work in this year’s show.”
The theme of Meyer’s Saturday presentation is “Rocked Out Wedding Wear.”
Notable musical artists have utilized her outfitting talents. Meyer, for instance, has worked with the band Aerosmith.
Boasting fashion-forward student designs, Saturday’s RUNWAYrevolution likewise ushers in the introduction of the Gallery Shop’s bridal registry and expanded offerings in functional art.
Lubeznik Center marketing personnel also promote the center’s Gallery Shop by stating the shop offers artists specializing in unique handcrafted decor and accessories.
RUNWAYrevolution is being coordinated by Dani Lane, president of the board of directors for the Lubeznik Center.
The outfits being highlighted at the show were created with a substantial amount of handwork, she said.
“It’s unique because we’re using student designers,” Lane said. “They’re one-of-a-kind fashions.”