Student Designer Deadline Extended: Feb. 14


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The Fashion Board at USC is looking for current college and/or university students to apply for the Student Designer Competition: Season 2. Select students will be invited to show 4 – 6 looks at USC Fashion Week 2013 on April 9.

Download and sign the application as well as the terms.


Fashion Board at USC visits Atlanta Apparel Mart


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photoFor the first time in recent history, Fashion Board at USC took 20 members to the Atlanta ApparelMart to keep up on trends, survey new designers and glean insight into the industry.

With a large amount of members wanting to be buyers, it was a no brainer to Fashion Board whether or not to accept the invitation to attend Atlanta Apparel Market at AmericasMart. So after receiving applications and deciding on the members, the Board packed up and took a road trip down to the event.

While there they were able to watch a fashion show, listen to industry personnel talk about the current trends and discover up and coming designers in their showrooms.  The opportunity also afforded them the chance to speak to industry experts and possible future employers working in the business. Continue reading

Board Meeting: January 30, 2012


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Screen shot 2013-01-28 at 6.25.07 AMFashion Board at USC will have their next meeting on Wednesday, January 30 2012 in room 3001 of the Coliseum.  The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Plans include distribution of this year’s official Fashion Board shirts, assigning committees for USC Fashion Week preparations and distributing information about the Student Designer Showcase: Season 2! The Board will also have a fire sale of older shirts that may be purchased in cash.

The meeting comes right after a successful trip to Atlanta for Apparel Market.

For members who have not paid their dues, you may do so here.


SAG 2013 Red Carpet: Teyonah Parris styled by Marquis Bias


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19th+Annual+Screen+Actors+Guild+Awards+Red+HIOIKIgbDTvlIt’s always pleasing to learn that Fashion Board at USC alumni are doing well, so when we heard that past Board two term president Marquis Bias, got his first solo red carpet styling credit, you can only imagine how excited we were for him!

The current assistant to the fashion director for the Miss Universe Organization styled Teyonah Parris who was apart of the nominated cast of Mad Men, in a one shoulder ML Monique Lhuillier gown, Ben Amun earrings and bracelet, and Swarovski ring.


Trina Turk to show at Girls Night Out Show presented by Edventure


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150306_10151140179669915_2011060477_n229448_10151140198784915_1906163190_nFashion designer Trina Turk will present her Spring 2013 collection at the Eleventh Annual Girls Night Out presented by EdVenture Children’s Museum and Coplon’s on March 14!

With promises to be a night of food, fun and fashion, the signature fundraiser for the museum is an event not to miss at 701 Whaley. Last year Chris Benz was the feature designer of the night

photos: the spring 2013 collection(top), Trina Turk the designer(left)


The Board Returns Wednesday, Jan 16



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The Fashion Board at USC begins the  Spring 2013 semester with its first meeting on Wednesday, January 16, 2013!

Held in the same room that the Board has met in for years – Coliseum Room 3001 – the meeting will serve as a general introduction to the semester.  The new Executive Board will introduce themselves and preview the semester’s planned programming. Interested students will be able to find out about how to become a member(dues must be paid online here). Among the events to be discussed are SHE Columbia: The Ultimate Girls’ Weekend as well as USC Fashion Week already scheduled for April 7-12!

Can’t wait to see all of your stylish faces!

Miss South Carolina, Ali Rogers is Miss America 2013 first runner up

Miss South Carolina, Ali Rogers on stage at Miss America 2013

Miss South Carolina, Ali Rogers on stage at Miss America 2013

Congratulations to Miss South Carolina Ali A Rogers for being named first runner-up for Miss America 2013! After winning the Children’s Miracle Network Miracle Maker award and a preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness award, the Laurens county native performed Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” for the talent component of the competition.
Ali will be named Miss America if the current Miss America can’t fulfill her duties.

Fab creative, crafty fashionista interns needed

Friend of the board, Mary Kent Hearon is currently searching for two interns!

Hearon is the founder of The Heart Beet, an online magazine, and has recently launched three jewelry lines: The Heart Knot, Queenie Cuffs and Mary Keys. Because of this Hearon is searching for two interns to help with the business!

Requirements: Students must have a love for fashion, an excellent understanding of cyber worlds including social media, clear written communication skills, an eager sense of learning and resourcefulness, and their own transportation.

To apply email TheHeartBeet at their gmail account..

Fashion Board does Festivus in Five Points

Check out some of the tweets from Fashion Board’s visit to this year’s Festivus celebration!

  1. Lovely ladies of @fashionboardusc visiting during #5pointsfestivus @ Bohemian

Join us at Festivus in Five Points on Saturday, Dec. 1

Past presidents Marquis Bias and Melissa Karl enjoy the 4th Annual Festivus celebrations

On Saturday, December 1 the Fashion Board at USC will return to Five Points for the fifth annual Festivus celebration.

After a successful outing at last year’s Festivus, which saw past presidents Marquis Bias(founder of USC Fashion Week and now assistant to the fashion director of MISS USA) and Melissa Karl(now assistant accessories editor of Interview Magazine) along with members, live tweeting the festivities which included, among other things, flash mob carolers, holiday parties and trunk shows.

This year, with plans to meet up around 5PM at the fountain, the Board will be able to enjoy interactive art, buskers, hot chocolate, another trunk show by Mamie Ruth as well as a variety of specials and deals. Make sure to follow the fun with @FashionBoardUSC on Twitter and join the conversation with #5PointsFestivus.
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