A colorful affair

By Kristen Sekinger

The Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles Club with the Hospitality Management Association is presenting “Color Me Spring – An After Hours Fashion Affair,” a fashion show, Friday.

The show begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres, followed by the fashion show at 7 p.m.

The silent auction consists of donations from hair salons, clothing retailers and tanning stores.

Aubrey Garrity, a merchandising, apparel and textiles sophomore, as well as the historian of MAT Club, said she was in charge of getting donations for the silent auction and getting the club’s board to advertise for the fashion show.

“I am most excited about seeing it all come together and seeing all the different looks from all the boutiques around Lexington,” Garrity said.

The fashion show will consist of this season’s upcoming spring clothes from boutiques around Lexington, such as Bella Rose, Bluetique and aJ’s Casuals.

Katie Buckley, a merchandising, apparel and textiles sophomore, said she expects to see “bright colors from this year’s fashion show.”

Buckley said she’s excited to see everyone walk down the runway.

The money raised in the show goes toward trips for students in the fields of hospitality management and merchandising, apparel and textiles.

Students travel to places such as New York and Atlanta where they gain knowledge in the hospitality and retailing industry and pursue future careers and internship opportunities.

Caroline Ecklin, an equine science management sophomore, plans to attend the fashion show Friday.

“I expect to see high-wasted shorts, bandeaus and lots of bright color,” Ecklin said.

Admission is $20 for the public and $10 for students. It will be held at the E. S. Good Barn at 1451 University Drive.

For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, visit www.ca.uky.edu/hes/matclub.