Rowan College at Burlington County to hold annual fashion show on May 12

This year, 30 participating fashion students will showcase over 80 garments.

Rowan College at Burlington County will hold its annual fashion show on Friday, May 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the auditorium of the college’s Enterprise Center.This year, the 30 participating fashion students will showcase over 80 garments.

In addition to the garments, some models will be carrying purses designed by the fashion students for the Power of the Purse charity event that raises funds for the American Red Cross of Southwestern New Jersey

“For a majority of these students, it’s the first time their work is being exhibited,” said fashion program coordinator Lisa Steinberg. “It’s a great experience, and the first step to seeing the whole process.”

This year, Brooke Anderson and Alexis Martino, who will be participating in the show, as well as Seth Hugg, were all accepted into the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Karlee Dean, another RCBC fashion student, will begin an internship in the Trending office at Cotton Inc. in June.

The show will be judged by professionals from the fashion industry, including representatives from Destination Maternity, the Nordstrom of Cherry Hill, the South Jersey Chapter of the American Sewing Guild and Gozde Ucar, an RCBC alumna who now works for ANN Inc. (parent company of Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey) Taylor Loft.

Thirteen awards will also be presented at the show, including a new award granted by the Cherry Hill Mall and another funded by RCBC’s fashion club.

There will be a pre-show fashion exhibit and refreshments will be provided by RCBC culinary students. In addition, guests can also visit the 18th Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition that is currently on display in the Enterprise Center. It features works by 25 student artists and will be up through June 23.

Those interested in attending the fashion show are asked to RSVP at