On Saturday, February 4th, students in the Apparel Design program will participate in the Boston Scientific Hearts for Fashion Show at the Best Buy Rotunda in the Mall of America.
The event is a celebration of the Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day. The annual event aims to educate the public about heart disease and heart-healthy lifestyles for women of all ages. Shows will take place from 12:00-1:00 PM and 2:00-3:00 PM.
Professional and student designers were asked to create unique designs that make a heart difference while expressing how they have been affected by heart disease in their own lives. The free event will feature 11 designs by 8 apparel design students from the college. Survivors of heart disease, students, and professional designers will act as models.
Twin Cities Live is scheduled to interview student Lucie Mulligan about her design - a red bodysuit with blue contrast stitching paired with a white and blue full skirt - for their heart health fashion show segment this afternoon. "The on-the-go nature of the women in my life inspired me to create this look," explains Mulligan. "The design was created as a tennis workout dress for active women. The red color of the bodysuit was inspired by the love and strength that is within every woman."
FOX 9 will interview students Rika Snyder, Misty Karges, and Mai Yang about their designs on Friday, February 3rd. Apparel design students also participating in the fashion show are Khampasith Davison, Kaila Bibeau, Melissa Mello, and Jennifer Voth.
Check back here and on our Facebook page for upcoming video segments from the interviews and event itself.
UPDATE: Watch Lucie on Twin Cities Live here.