Students Shine at Annual Art to Wear

April 15, 2010
By Cherry Crayton
(Photo courtesy of NC State Student Media)

One of Kirk Smith's designs. Yes, the dress is made out of beer cans. (Photo courtesy of NC State Student Media)

One of NC State’s most popular traditions was held last night at Reynolds Coliseum: Art to Wear. Sponsored by the colleges of Design and Textiles, the fashion show featured the original designs of 12 students. Kirk Smith, a senior in food science, won Art to Wear’s judge’s choices award. The News & Observer has this description of his collection:

This year, Art to Wear had a new name: Food to Wear.

The popular N.C. State University fashion show, which annually blends the best of fashion and art coming out of State’s College of Design and College of Textiles, had a newcomer taking home the judges’ top prize Wednesday night.

Kirk Smith, a food science senior from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, presented an entire collection made from food packaging. Smith may be the only student without ties to the College of Design or the College of Textiles ever to be in the show.

Read the full recap and take a look at the work of our creative students. The N&O has more than 140 photos in its gallery of the event.

So, would you wear clothes made entirely from food packaging? Vote for your favorite collection here. The votes will help decide which designer receives the “People’s Choice” award.

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