For the first time, a 30,000-square-foot airplane hangar will be transformed into a fashion runway for this popular event. UC has partnered with Waypoint Aviation to use their private jet terminal at Lunken Airport, located in Cincinnati’s East End, as a unique new venue.
As always, senior students from UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning will present their thesis collections, totaling more than 250 garments from 53 students. The show is complete with lighting and staging by a team from UC’s College-Conservatory of Music, 40-plus models, a live DJ and a backstage crew of more than 150, including Aveda hair and makeup designers, dressers, lighting and sound techs and stage managers. The show takes off at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 3.
With a new location changing the look and feel of the show, this year’s show theme is “NEXT,” a nod to UC’s strategic direction, Next Lives Here.
“After many years of hosting our flagship show on campus, we have now partnered with Waypoint Aviation to use their private jet terminal at Lunken Airport to host an event unlike any other that we have done before,” says Gjoko Muratovski, director of DAAP’s Myron E. Ullman School of Design. “By taking our fashion runway to an airfield runway, we will certainly provide an unforgettable experience for our guests.”
In the past, the DAAP Fashion Show has taken place in UC’s Campus Recreation Center, Taft Theatre and Cincinnati’s convention center. In early years, classroom tables were tied together to form a runway. This new venue will make for a totally new experience.