FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama’s Connie D. McKinney Department of Human Sciences, Hospitality, and Design is set to host the Shoals Designer Showcase, Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., at Singin’ River Live.
The showcase will consist of a fashion show featuring apparel by local designers Billy Reid, Natalie Chanin and the late Marigail Mathis. In addition, student work will also be shown, as the event is being led by UNA Merchandising students.
“As instructors, we’re lucky that Florence and the Shoals have such dynamic fashion talent, “said Laura McKee, an instructor in the UNA Department of Human Sciences, Hospitality, and Design. “So we try to maximize the impact that can have on our students and we think this fashion show is a great way to do that. It gives our students a chance to see how shows are put together, and they also get to show off their work alongside these talented designers,” she said.
The event will also feature hors d’oeuvres served by the UNA Culinary department during each intermission. A silent auction is being held before, and during the show featuring items from local businesses.
Tickets are $15 for students (must show MANE card at the door), $30 for general admission in advance or $40 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.