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Wickedly extravagant hats that would rest proudly atop a Disney villain's head. Exquisitely crafted Old-World-style shirts and skirts. Eyebrows with unexpected pops of otherworldly color.
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When the Maryland Institute College of Art puts on a fashion show, it's a show -- capital "S."
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Or rather, it's an event.
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For "XIX: An Experimental Fashion Event" on April 5, a group of 19 student artists and designers from the MICA fiber department's multimedia class produced an attention-grabbing variety of work, showcasing the unique visions of designers. What to expect? A blend of "costumes, innovative contemporary fashion, puppetry, performance and the traditional runway," according to a press release from the school. And it seems that's just scratching the surface.
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It's something of an unofficial fashion week at MICA. Coming up is "Unmarked," an annual benefit fashion show held April 11 (9 p.m., for the MICA community) and April 12 (8 p.m. for the general public at Brown Center's Flavey Hall).
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We asked five of the students taking part in XIX to share the background behind their collections, their inspirations and whether they could answer the eternal question: What is Baltimore style? <i>By Jordan Bartel, The Baltimore Sun</i>

( Ginger Broderick / April 2, 2014 )

Wickedly extravagant hats that would rest proudly atop a Disney villain's head. Exquisitely crafted Old-World-style shirts and skirts. Eyebrows with unexpected pops of otherworldly color.

When the Maryland Institute College of Art puts on a fashion show, it's a show -- capital "S."

Or rather, it's an event.

For "XIX: An Experimental Fashion Event" on April 5, a group of 19 student artists and designers from the MICA fiber department's multimedia class produced an attention-grabbing variety of work, showcasing the unique visions of designers. What to expect? A blend of "costumes, innovative contemporary fashion, puppetry, performance and the traditional runway," according to a press release from the school. And it seems that's just scratching the surface.

It's something of an unofficial fashion week at MICA. Coming up is "Unmarked," an annual benefit fashion show held April 11 (9 p.m., for the MICA community) and April 12 (8 p.m. for the general public at Brown Center's Flavey Hall).

We asked five of the students taking part in XIX to share the background behind their collections, their inspirations and whether they could answer the eternal question: What is Baltimore style? By Jordan Bartel, The Baltimore Sun

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