USA : Pratt Fashion Show-previews industry's future designers
Pratt Institute will introduce a year's worth of creative work by
the talented students in Pratt's Fashion Design Department at the
annual Pratt Fashion Show on Wednesday, May 10.
Pratt will honor designer Diane von Furstenberg at this year's show,
which will begin at 5:30 p.m. at The Manhattan Center, located at 311
West 34th Street. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets
are required. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.
Pratt will host a private party in honor of von Furstenberg
immediately following the show from 7-9 p.m. at the Hudson Hotel,
located at 356 West 58th Street in Manhattan. Attendance at the after
party will be limited to fashion industry professionals, special
guests, and press.
The Pratt Fashion Show will feature the students' best designs,
pre-selected by a panel of fashion industry critics, across several
categories of apparel including women's, men's, children's, evening,
bridal, sportswear, lingerie, lounge, resort, and costume design.
"The Pratt Fashion Show promises to showcase designs that will
define the direction of the fashion industry's future," says Rosie
DePasquale, chair of the Pratt Fashion Design Department.
"The students have been working relentlessly to ensure that the work
on stage illustrates the talent and drive they embrace as young, fresh
designers. The support of an icon such as Diane von Furstenberg
provides a tremendous amount of inspiration to the students and reminds
them of what can be achieved with dedication to the art of fashion