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Last night the RETL 388 class hosted their semi-annual fashion show (watch our finale video). With Kari Haviland at the helm the show had an amazing turn out at their 701 Whaley venue. Kathryn Kranjc and Mikelle Street report for The Daily Gamecock.

Local designers, students contribute to charity benefit
A powder blue tube top over a pair of black skinny jeans was among the pieces shown from fourth-year retailing student Amy Woodell’s “restyled” tees line for her charity “Clothed in Hope.”

Following it were four other tops made from recycled T-shirts Woodell had cut, sewn and embellished to show at the Retail 388 “Birds of a Feather Flock Together” fashion show.

“The show was great,” Woodell said. “It was awesome to see how many people came out to support.”

Woodell, along with two other student designers and a handful of local retail sponsors, showed their collections at 701 Whaley’s Grand Hall, which was packed with more than 350 attendees. Throughout the night, sheer fabric, furs and long silhouettes were repeated in the presentations.

“This is my fourth show. We do one in April — in the spring — in addition to this one,” said Donna Watts, professor of the RETL 388 class that puts the show on. “Students pick a different charity every semester, so it’s fun to see which one they pick.”

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