Seniors from the fashion design program that sprung Shirin Askari onto the set of "Project Runway" Season 6 will let fashion fiends study their work at Rubber Gloves Friday night. Moment of Stylence seems to be an alternative of sorts to the University of North Texas Fashion Design ArtWear runway shows on campus that are a little quiet and can be a bit stuffy, with paper programs and few outsiders in the seats (could be the $25 admission without UNT ID.)
Hosted by students Ashley Bingham and Marissa Morales with music by DJ Yeahdef, the plan reminds us of the Denton Craft Mafia fashion show years ago. It was a total blast -- the models were all local, the tunes were hot and loud, and we could get close enough to the garments to really appreciate them as youth-spirited works of art.
Not everyone can get a spot at the ProRun table, but a few of the designers you'll see represented at Moment of Stylence could pop up in the glossies soon. Take Inessah Selditz for example. We came to know her as the UNT fashion design student who took home the best accessory prize at a Paris competition in 2006 for origami-inspired gloves made out of beer cans. She's now half the brains and business sense behind the eco-friendly women's wear line Sublet, which you might've seen featured in Lucky or Nylon or Teen Vogue.
So will we see Askari giggling in a red booth at Rubber Gloves, coyly refusing to drop any Season 6 spoilers for her UNT sisters? The spunky brunette told the North Texan she was a Hailey's girl in college -- an '80s Night kid, to be specific. Whether or not Aksari shows, it'd be worth your while to find your own hometown designer to root for in the game of real life.
Doors open at Rubber Gloves for Moment of Stylence at 9:30 p.m.; show's at 10:30 p.m. $3 for 21 and up; $5 for under. Visit the UNT Fashion Design site for more information on the school's program.