April 14, 2014

Media Contact: CeCe Todd, 480-461-4032 or ctodd@evit.com

The creative designs of students in EVIT’s Fashion, Interiors and Textiles program will be showcased this week during the 2014 Fashion Show at the East Valley Institute of Technology. The show starts at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 17 in the Culinary banquet hall on the Dr. A. Keith Crandell (Main) Campus, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa.

The theme of this year’s fashion show is based on the elements of earth, wind, fire and water, with each design based on one of the elements. More than 30 students from other EVIT programs have volunteered to model the garments. And, several other EVIT programs – such as Cosmetology, Radio, Video, and Multimedia – are involved behind-the-scenes and in staging the show.

The fashion students’ work will be judged before and during the show. This year’s judges include Corbin Chamberlin, 2008 EVIT alumni and fashion reporter for Financial Times; Shawnee Doherty of FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising); fashion photographer Rebecca DeVaney; Phoenix Art Museum curator Dennita Sewell; Paradise Valley fashion instructor Missy Martin; EVIT counselor Pauline Acosta; 2011 EVIT alumni Joshua Soberanes; Avery Thompson, 2013 EVIT alumna and FIDM student; and Macy Schnepf, 2013 EVIT alumna and BYU student.

Many EVIT design students have gone on to such renowned schools as the Pratt Institute and LIM College in New York, FIDM Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California, and more.

Fashion, Interiors and Textiles – or FIT, as the students and teachers call it – is taught by Kristen Johnson and Kimberly Foulger.

Tickets are still available for Thursday’s show. Cost is $20, $10 or $5. To order tickets, call (480) 461-4141.

EVIT offers more than 30 occupational training programs tuition-free for high school students, including charter and home-schooled students, who reside in 10 East Valley school districts – Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Higley, Fountain Hills, Apache Junction, Queen Creek and J.O. Combs. Tuition-based programs for adults are also offered, with financial aid available. For more information, call (480) 461-4032 or visit www.evit.com.

It is the policy of the East Valley Institute of Technology District #401 to provide all persons with equal employment and education opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age or disability. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The compliance officer is the EVIT Superintendent.

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