American River College is hosting their 15th annual fashion show “Evoke,” where 16 designers will come together to showcase their collections.
There will be three shows held in the black box theater at 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on May 6.
ARC’s fashion promotions students are facilitating the event alongside their professor Gail Russell.
Russell acknowledged the hard work of her students and said she looks forward to the event.
“The promotions students have been working really hard to put on this show, from working with the collections students, the model casting, promoting the event, stage design, to ticket sales, they’ve done all the work,” she said.
“I’m just ready for showtime. … It’s going to be a great show,” she said.
The collections for the show include designs for men, women and children.
“I have 16 designers and they’ve got some really great great collections,” professor Diane Grant-Toscano said.
“They’ve been working really hard this semester to come up with collections that are really unique and exciting,” said Grant-Toscano.
Fashion collection teacher’s assistant Saul Latvanen will have an alumni/feature collection in the show, where he will present his collection from his New York Fashion Week debut.
“I think that all the designers are going to have a great show,” Latvanen said. “I’m excited to show my collection and I’m excited for the other students too.”
According to the promotions class, this fashion show aims to inspire its audience, to think outside of the box and to view fashion in a whole new way.
Professor Bonnie Spencer said she’s happy to be involved with the fashion show, as this is her last year at ARC.
“I’m retiring after this semester,” she said. “It’s great that I will be involved with one last show before I go.”
“I’ve visited both collections and promotions and they’re looking great,” she said.
The 11 a.m. show is free, and tickets for the remaining two shows are priced at $12 for students, $20 for general admission and $35 for VIP.
Tickets can be found on Eventbrite.