The third annual UGA Fashion Week, hosted by the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, runs through Feb. 28 and features visits by some top names in the fashion industry. The week began Feb. 21.
Organized by faculty members and students within FACS’ textiles, merchandising and interiors department, Fashion Week is both a showcase of student work as well as a networking opportunity.
“We want people to see how creative we are, how talented our students are,” said Emily Blalock, a lecturer within the textiles, merchandising and interiors department.
One of the highlights of the week is the “Fashion That Gives Back” seminar on Feb. 26 featuring nationally known entrepreneur and Live Worldly founder Kael Robinson.
On Feb. 27, students will have a major networking opportunity hosted by the Georgia Education Soft Goods Foundation. UGA alumna Kaki Read, public relations coordinator for Warby Parker eyewear, will be the keynote speaker. Student tickets for the event are $5 and include admission to the SMA fashion show later that night.
Another fashion show, hosted by the FSDA, will be held Feb. 28.
The full schedule for Fashion Week can be found at http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-fashion-week-feb-21-28-2014/.