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USC students get ready to show off their designs on a runway

USC students get ready to show off their designs on a runway

COLUMBIA (WACH) --- If you missed New York or Paris’s fashion week don’t worry.

Here’s your chance to see fashion in Columbia.

That’s because it’s fashion week at University of South Carolina.

It started back in 2008.

It’s an annual week of events organized by students for students.

Below is a list of events.

Skylar Smith & Katie Landmesser stopped by Good Day Columbia to talk about the events.


MARCH 28

Student Designer Showcase*

View original designs, shop the student vendor tables, and enjoy light refreshments as UofSC’s own designers present their collections to a panel of judges on the runway in a live mannequin format.

Date: Wednesday, March 28

Location: 701 Whaley

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.; Showcase begins at 7 p.m.

*Admission for this event is free with your Carolina Card or $5 at the door (cash, check and credit accepted). All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the American Heart Association.


Thursday March 29

Fashion Career Networking with Marquis Bias

Finale Show & Silent Auction

All USC students are welcome to drop in anytime from 10– 10:45 a.m. for complimentary coffee and a chance to network with Marquis. At 10:45 a.m., Marquis will give a short presentation about his career in fashion.

About Marquis Bias:

Marquis Bias works in New York City as a freelance fashion stylist and personal shopper and is also a fashion stylist for the Miss Universe organization. His fashion career experience includes America’s Got Talent(wardrobe assistant), Law Roach Styles (assistant celebrity stylist), Joe Fresh (visual merchandising associate) and Interview Magazine (freelance fashion assistant). He has additional experience working with Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Nordstrom and Coach. Marquis earned a B.S. in Retailing with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising from the University of South Carolina, and he is coming back to campus as a guest judge for USC Fashion Week 2018.

Location: Carolina Coliseum, Room 2015

Time: 10–11 a.m.

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Finale Show & Silent Auction*

Featuring local boutiques and retailers from the Columbia area, this runway show consists of the latest spring collections modeled by UofSC students. With light refreshments, a silent auction full of items from local retailers, scholarship announcements, and special guests, our main event will be one for the books.

Location: 701 Whaley

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.; Runway show begins at 7 p.m.

*Admission for this event is free with your Carolina Card or $5 at the door (cash, check and credit accepted). All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the American Heart Association.

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