Creativity blossomed larger than a white water lily at this spring's end-of-year student fashion shows, where young designers sent versions of thrift-store chic and 1960s mod looks down their runways.
Moore College of Art & Design senior Amanda Davis showed two collections, among the evening's highlights. Davis' urban-prep women's wear featured lettered sweaters and knee-length pleated skirts; it was voted most saleable.
Her out-of-this-world evening wear, inspired by outer space, featured a bell-sleeved electric sheer gown that could outdo J.Lo. Seductive.
Other standouts from Moore: VJ Thomas' collection of cream one-piece bathing suits, and a fringed, multicolored cocktail dress by senior Jessica Rivera. (Note the forward-looking long sleeves.) Thomas won a critics award for swimwear, and Rivera's special-occasion grouping received an honorable mention.