'Dress to Express': Moore College's Spring Fashion Show

A look from "Blasting Off," featured in the 2013 Moore Spring Fashion show.

Bold expressionism is the theme of the Moore College of Art & Design Spring Fashion Show this year.

Students in the fashion department have been charged with incorporating dark lines, bright colors and lively patterns influenced by the likes of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Klee into their designs.

Beginning with ethnically inspired swimwear, the show will include children's wear, menswear and, for the finale, evening wear by the senior class. Philly’s favorite fashion girl, season 12 Project Runway winner Dom Streater, will be the evening wear critic for the night.

“[Streater's] expertise with printed fabrics,” said Professor of Fashion Design, Janice Lewis, “will surely enable seniors to create gowns that will ‘dress to express.’”

Other fashion show critics include Frank Agostino of Agostino in Bryn Mawr, Cyn and Luca swimwear designer Ashley Scott, Philadelphia menswear designer John Venafro and Heather Hipsher Kaufman, children's wear designer for Lilly Pulitzer.

The show is on Saturday, May 17 and tickets can be purchased online at moore.edu/fashionshow, or over the phone by calling 215-965-8586 and in person at The Art Shop at Moore.