Night Lines: Boston University Fashion Show

1228232005We claimed our spot by the catwalk for Boston University’s “Art Nouveau” Fashion Show and Art Exhibit, where we scoped out local student designers’ collections that could totally be rocked on the runways of Heidi Klum and company.

Surrounded by the Fuller Art Gallery‘s abstract works and thudding music, Bostonista spotted Stil designer and Boston University graduate Sam Mendoza, who was reliving the scene that kicked off his career.

The evening showcased the designs of three students: Amanda Curtis, Geoff Tommey (exhibit a), and Will Cox of Tag Team clothing. Both exhibit a and Tag Team featured freshly designed T-shirts, while Amanda Curtis’ line was flirty, feminine, and luxe. And the models weren’t the only ones dressed to impress—BU turned up an on-trend audience that mixed and mingled at the reception before the show.

1228231997We loved Tag Team’s kicky shirts in bright colors. We even spotted Waldo of Where’s Waldo? fame! Meanwhile, the exhibit a models donned urban cool shirts that sported catchy phrases about our city like “Keep Allston decent.” (See more photos from the fashion show here).

Perhaps it’s the student designers who have the best advice about prioritizing fashion despite our current worries (you know, utility bills, rent, food). “We as college students know best how to spend money. We have to be smart about it,” said designer Amanda Curtis. “And that’s why I designed my collection with materials that appear high-end and are chic, but that can still be affordable.”

True to her word, our eyes perked up as models sashayed in metallic materials and embellishments worthy of the racks at Saks. There is a light at the end of the tunnel for fashionistas everywhere. We just have to tap into some of that local talent!

–Ali Nigro