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A Chic Peek: UC Fashion Students Take Garments from Thrift to Thrill

A sustainable assignment asks UC fashion students to repurpose thrift store finds into runway fashions. Get a chic peek at those fashions during the RetroFittings show set for Oct. 13.

Date: 10/1/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Mark Bowen

UC ingot   More than 50 students from the University of Cincinnati’s top-ranked fashion program will soon display “cents-ible” styles, runway garments made from thrift store finds.
RetroFittings 2010
Fashion from RetroFittings 2010

That runway show will take place as part of the “Retrofittings” annual fashion show to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a social-service agency that operates a charitable pharmacy, thrift stores, food pantries and more.

The project allows students from UC’s internationally ranked College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) to exercise creativity, improve their technical skills and receive a public venue to display their designs.

The event will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors, 35 W. Fifth Street downtown.

Go online for more information and to see a video from last year’s event.