Dialect: 2017 NSCAD Fashion Show

Dialect: 2017 NSCAD Fashion Show

Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 pm
NSCAD University – Port Campus

Dialect is a fashion show showcasing the collections of student designers as well as a celebration of NSCAD University’s Textiles/Fashion Department. Dialect uses the language of fashion to communicate the exciting potential of a new generation of artists and designers nurtured through NSCAD University’s exceptional Craft Division.

Guest hosts for Dialect are Chloé and Parris Gordon, co-founders of the Canadian fashion label Beaufille. Based in Toronto, the sisters are recent graduates of NSCAD, where Chloé majored in Textiles and Parris in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing. After their fall/winter collection showed at New York Fashion Week, Women’s Wear Daily called their work “effortlessly cool and impossibly chic”; Forbes, which named the Gordon sisters to their 2017 Top 30 Under 30 list, said their clothes “exuded elegance with long lean lines and clean oversized silhouettes.” We are so pleased to welcome Chloe and Parris back to NSCAD.

Our special guest for the evening is the Honourable Mayann Francis, the first African Nova Scotia and only the second woman to serve as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Last fall, she curated The Dress: Mayann Francis and the Call to Serve; the  exhibition at Dalhousie Art Gallery underscored the importance of fashion in communicating her presence and the dignity of her office.

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Dialect takes place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7 pm at NSCAD’s Port Campus, 1107 Marginal Road, Halifax. It’s two shows in one! On one side of our Port Campus, we will transform the second floor exhibition space into an extended 100-foot runway. There will be a cash bar. Tickets for this show are $25 general or $15 students/underwaged.

In our waterside studios overlooking George’s Island, we offer a VIP experience, complete with separate runway, complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres, and a small show of handmade jewellery by senior NSCAD students. We will also be raffling a piece of jewellery from The Vault, exclusively for VIP ticket holders. After the runway show, stay for the party and mingle with designers, models and special guests. VIP Tickets are $100.

Proceeds from this event support the NSCAD Fashion Fund, an endowment award established to cultivate the next generation of emerging of design talent. The NSCAD Fashion Fund focuses on supporting emerging designers whose work strengthens the relationships between materials, processes, and the maker, as well as the critical role that textiles and fashion have played in world cultures.

General Admission    $25
Runway show only, limited seating

General Admission (underwaged)    $15
Special discount for students and seniors. Runway show only, limited seating

VIP Show    $100
Choose the VIP experience, complete with separate runway, complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres, and a small show of handmade jewellery by senior NSCAD students. We will also be raffling a piece of jewellery from The Vault, exclusively for VIP ticket holders. After the runway show, stay for the party and mingle with designers, models and special guests.

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