HOUSTON (April 3, 2019) — Impressionism is leaving its mark on 24 fashion design students from Houston Community College (HCC). As finalists in this year’s “Fashion Fusion” runway event, they were inspired by the exhibition “Vincent Van Gogh: His Life in Art” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). The fifth annual partnership between HCC and MFAH will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the museum, 1001 Bissonnet.
“We are all so excited to be working on this again,” says Suzette Brimmer, interim chair of HCC’s Consumer Arts & Sciences Center of Excellence. “Besides the fabulous event itself, which draws between 800 and 1500 people, some of the collection will be toured, with MFAH launching it.” She adds that, from there, the designs will be moved to retail venues and Houston area libraries.
More than 100 HCC students and alumni entered the competition, with 24 being selected to show at “Fashion Fusion.” Having worked for months to create one-of-a-kind designs to showcase their creativity in couture, designer finalists—who have also been guided by HCC’s Vi Hua—will fit models to walk a special catwalk in the grand entrance of MFAH.
Of the finalists, two winners will be chosen in four categories, as well as an Audience Choice Winner. Brimmer says winners receive scholarships to the Glassell School of Art.
Tickets for the event are available at mfah.org/fashionfusion.