A woman in a full length beige dressing walking down a runway with a line of people sitting on her left and right
The VCU School of the Arts annual Fashion Show returns as an in-person event for the first time since 2019. (Photo by Steven Casanova, courtesy VCUarts)

VCUarts fashion event returns in-person

#Process2022 to showcase original fashions from emerging designers

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 Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts presents “#PROCESS2022,” a runway show and expo hosted by the Department of Fashion Design + Merchandising. This year’s annual event will feature original fashions by emerging designers and an immersive experience by rising merchandisers.

The free event is open to the public and takes place on Wednesday, May 11, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., with parking available in the museum’s parking deck. The first runway show begins at 6 p.m. with an encore show at 7:15 p.m.

The students will demonstrate the fashion process from concept to consumer through illustration, draping and pattern making, trend forecasting, product development and promotions.

The expo — held between the runway shows — will spotlight VCUarts alumni and artists Jen Paxton Parker and Michael-Birch Pierce, a VCUarts faculty member. Paxton Parker will paint fashion illustrations, and Pierce, a renowned fiber artist, and fashion designer will create portraits on a sewing machine.