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Week of Fashion 2013

This April, MICA will push the boundaries of fashion and art with two distinct events, Ex Tempore, the 20th Annual Benefit Fashion Show, and R.I.P. V.I.P., an Experimental Fashion Event. These events allow students to showcase their abilities through the creation of inventive clothing inspiring thought and action, and also explore how fiber and textiles can be used as means of artistic expression and societal engagement.

Events feature original, purposeful designs

Ex Tempore:
Annual Benefit Fashion Show

Friday, April 12, 9 pm (MICA Community Show) and
Saturday, April 13, 8 pm (General Public Show)
Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Ex Tempore showcases garments that link styles and trends across generations. As vintage fashions and ideas influence new and dynamic styles, clothing is reborn. By placing their creative mark on this moment, these designers both redefine and influence the wearable across time.

R.I.P. V.I.P.: Experimental Fashion Event

Saturday, April 20, 6 and 8:30 pm
2640 (St. John's Church), 2640 Saint Paul St.

R.I.P. V.I.P.—or Rest In Peace Very Important Person—showcases designs by students striving to liberate the runway from its elite stigma, making fashion accessible to a broader audience. Participating artists each present their own unique visions, claiming fashion should be recognized as a cultural phenomenon, not just a few voices speaking for an industry. As a student-driven event, R.I.P. V.I.P. demonstrates young artists are a crucial part of the discussion.