Cleveland, OH

Runway Fashion Shows you can sew! Take a break from shopping and get a look at dozens of fashions while live models walk the runway on the Expo Stage. FREE with your General Admission ticket.

Ursuline College Fashion Show: The Little Black Dress
Commentated by Dr. Connie Korosec, Ph.D.
Ursuline College fashion program students were inspired by the rich history of fashion found in the 20th Century Little Black Dress. It was CoCo Chanel who said, “women should be classy and beautiful in a little black dress.” The students were inspired by the LBD and a Styrofoam cup creating “one-of-kind collection” of wearable fashion. Ursuline students and alums are showing a sample of their original designs.

Ursuline College Historic Costume Study Collection – Little Black Dresses: Ursuline Historic Costume Study Collection contains over 4,000 20th Century pieces including LBD designs from Bob Mackie, Adolfo, Pamela Dennis, Bill Blass, and CoCo Chanel.

Original Designs: Students in the Ursuline College fashion program utilized the skills they learned from coursework in draping and flat pattern classes to create their outfits on the runway. Both design and merchandising students take courses from Jennifer Knaus’s fundamentals I and II, draping, and flat pattern. All while learning to design, fit, and construct garments to a client.

Thursdsay at NOON on the Expo Stage

Fashion Show: Creative Embellishing
with Angela Wolf of ABO Designs
This show will feature embellished stylish garments with embroidery, quilting, and hand dyed fabrics. Angela Wolf has used her techniques to embroider jeans, jackets, sheer sleeves, knit tops and even wedding gowns. Her goal is to inspire you to take any basic pattern and completely transform it by embellishing.

Friday at NOON on the Expo Stage


Runway Knock Offs: Fashion Show
Jim Suzio
Films, magazines, newspapers, television, fashion/style trendsetters are everywhere. We gaze in awe at the gowns on the red carpet, knowing an Edith Head, a Givenchy, an Oleg Cassini or a Carolina Herrera original would be far from our reach. Yet, if you sew, the look is just a thread away. From the elegant look of Susan Sarandon in "Feud:Bette and Joan" (as Bette Davis in "All About Eve") to Lily James' "bohemian style" (in "Mamma Mia 2, Here We Go Again"), to classics like Audrey and Jackie, join us as Jim Suzio features his recreations of these and several other iconic looks on the fashion runway. As Jim would say, "Don't just follow fashion, create it!"

Saturday at NOON on the Expo Stage


Cosplay Runway Fashion Show
Commentated by Kristie Good, author of Epic Cosplay Costumes
If you’re a maker, wear your own Cosplay design (or period costume) and get FREE General Admission to the Expo on Saturday, April 6th. Whether you’re a hero, heroine, villain or side-kick, come strut your stuff on the runway in the Cosplay Fashion Show. As a participant, you'll be entered into a drawing to win an Imaginator 3D printer and starter pack of filament from Sew Much Cosplay and RNK! Click here for complete details on how to participate.

Saturday at 3:00 on the Expo Stage

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