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Northwood University’s 16th annual style show to showcase “Historic Hemlines”

March 27, 2017

MIDLAND, Mich. – Northwood University’s famed style show will return to the university’s Midland, Michigan campus on April 7, 2017. This year’s theme, “Historic Hemlines” celebrates fashions from a variety of historic time periods incorporating fashion from icons such as Abraham Lincoln and Laura Ingalls Wilder, John F. and Jackie Kennedy, and Barack and Michelle Obama.

“Historic Hemlines is intended to connect some of the world’s famous figures to the fashion trends of their era,” said Ali Nasrallah, Northwood student and executive board member for the style show. “Through vintage-aesthetic décor, lavishly-accessorized fashion, and the execution and staging, we hope the show will bring history back to the present.”

The student preview show will begin at 4:00pm, with a cocktail hour at 6:30pm leading up to the 8:00pm general admission gala show at Northwood’s Hach Student Life Center.

Northwood students plan, design, prepare and execute all aspects of the show under the guidance of fashion marketing and management department chair Melodie Bundrage-Davis. The show’s executive board consists of 21 executive board members, 10 featured student designers, and over 70 student models.

Student designers create garments for student models to wear and, in addition, local department stores Yonkers and Marshalls actively support students by donating clothing to be used for the show.

Proceeds from the show benefit Northwood University’s Fashion Marketing and Management Program. Group and individual tickets to the preview and show are available at

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