Each spring, students from Marymount University’s fashion design and merchandising program celebrate the end of the school year with an elaborate fashion show showcasing the work of the graduating seniors. Last Thursday—after months of brainstorming, planning, and rehearsing—the 2013 Portfolio in Motion fashion show took place at the school’s campus in Northern Virginia.
This year’s theme, Cosmic Dreaming, took an extraterrestrial approach with a galactic backdrop and otherworldly designs. Entirely produced by jury-selected design students, plus a few alums, the show featured women’s day and evening wear, menswear, and girls’ and bridal apparel, running the gamut from elegant and expertly tailored to sporty and tribal.
As part of the annual show’s tradition, Tadashi Shoji joined past honorees such as Eileen Fisher, Peter Som, Michael Kors, and Oscar de la Renta in receiving Marymount University’s Designer of the Year Award. Check back tomorrow for our exclusive interview with the iconic designer—and for now, click through the slideshow to get a closer look at our favorite designs from the show.