By Rachel Archer, second-year Humber Fashion Arts and Business student
While many of you may hear the term poster show and instantly imagine picking out a poster of your favourite celebrity crush to hang on your residence room ceiling, the Mode Art Poster Show held by the Fashion Arts and Business students at Humber College had another thing in mind.
The students of Humber College's Fashion Arts and Business program held an event on Thursday, November 21st in the E-concourse of the North Campus equipped with music made by a student specifically for the show and more than 100 student-made posters created to showcase the upcoming “Walk it Out” Fashion show which will take place April 7, 2020.
Every year students in the Fashion Arts and Business program use their Photoshop and InDesign talents, led by Professor David Carroll, to create their vision of what the fashion show theme evokes in them and then print and mount their creations to be judged and hopefully chosen as the winner. The theme this year is “The Powerhouse” and the students planning this event reflected just that.
Upon entering the event, the posters were displayed beautifully on easels with greenery and balloons surrounding them. The background music playing throughout created a perfect ambiance to view the posters and place a vote for the People’s Choice poster. The space was abuzz with staff, students, media and judges carefully examining every poster while the glass awards sat on a nearby table waiting to be handed out.
Taylor Storr, who is a second-year Fashion Arts and Business student, was the recipient of the People’s Choice award. Her impressive poster went above and beyond and included hand-drawn elements. “I feel that it’s a good way for people to show off their talents that they may not be able to somewhere else. I’ve never been in an event like this and it’s a good way for people to express what fashion means to them and how they perceive it.”
Event judges awarded the following:
The first-place winner will have her poster used as the official poster for the Walk it Out Fashion Show in April.