The fashionistas of the 40 acres came together Thursday night at the Frank Erwin Center for the annual FUSION fashion show. Organized by the University Fashion Group, FUSION showcased the designs of 24 apparel design students in front of an audience that included some of Austin’s local fashion industry professionals. Designs ranged from active wear to intricate bridal gowns, each hand crafted by the senior apparel design students. At the end of the show, the panel of local professionals awarded prizes for several categories, including Most Innovative and Best Overall Collection. The diversity of this year’s graduating designers was exemplified in the innovative but tasteful pieces that strutted down the FUSION runway.
Photos by Dahlia Dandashi