Fashion merchandising class to host ‘Boots and Buckle Fashion Show’

Molly Dobberstein, News reporter

Fashion merchandising students from IDFM 432, visual merchandising promotion, will host the “Boots and Buckle Fashion Show” on Monday, April 24.

The event is to be hosted at The Charleston in downtown Bowling Green, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m.

Isabel Hayden, a fashion merchandising student, said the fashion show is in collaboration with retail store Buckle, in order to showcase modern day western styles of clothing for males and females. 

“Audiences can expect a fun showing of everyday western styles with a modern twist from a college-aged perspective,” Hayden said. “Western trends are relatable to all audiences, so we wanted to make sure it resonates with a large number of people.” 

At the show, audiences will be able to enjoy refreshments and experience a display of around 30 different outfits, worn by WKU students and styled by the wardrobe committee of the class, Hayden said. 

The IDFM class consists of 14 juniors and seniors, all split into different committees in order to ensure the show runs smoothly, Hayden said. Committees consist of promotions and publicity and theatrical committee and music committee, each with a different job to split up the work.

The class hosting the fashion show is a bi-term class, so students have had to put the show together in five weeks, Hayden said. 

“We have moved quickly to organize, plan, decorate, and contact several companies and individuals to bring Boots and Buckle to life,” Hayden said.

Students in the course have used putting together the fashion show to display skills learned in various courses.

“We are beyond excited to show the local community a glimpse into the Fashion Merchandising program here at WKU,” Hayden said. “We have put in a lot of consideration, hard work, planning and development into this show […] in order to best display our desire for the fashion industry and to share the skills we have obtained in this class.”

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