One of Marshall’s dresses that we’re sure is in the show is her deep-blue, ruffle-train creation from the Diane von Furstenberg challenge, which aired in September. Marshall’s dress won that challenge, and as a result, it was picked up by von Furstenberg and has been reproduced in a limited edition.
We also ogled a gown by FIDM design student Richard Tzu Fang Chan’s Cherry Blossoms in Eden collection, a line that’s uniquely appropriate for a Washington runway. The couture gown is a splash of pinks, reds, and deep maroons, pinned together in a sequence of billowing ruffles and layers.
Another neat touch for this year’s show: A collection of Fender guitars designed by FIDM students will be marched down the runway. The collection includes trippy designs such as one acoustic guitar painted with acid-green flourishes and a paisley pattern.
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