Acclaimed Show makes final Franklin appearance before Belmont University merger
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (May 7, 2018) The O’More College Fashion Show, a longstanding springtime tradition and the signature event on the college’s academic calendar, makes a historic appearance this Thursday night, May 10, at The Franklin Theatre. Show time is 8 p.m.
This will be the show’s first appearance in the revered venue and it’s final run in Franklin before entering its next chapter when the college merges with BelmontUniversity.
Thursday’s show will feature the collections of O’More’s senior class. It will also continue a tradition of collaborative efforts. Sophomores and juniors will present designs created with NaiaTM, a fiber engineered by Eastman Chemical Company, a Tennessee-based Fortune 500 enterprise. And the Show’s opening act, contemporary dance collective New Dialect, will perform in costumes designed by O’More students.
“I think I speak for all who are connected to O’More that we are anticipating an exciting and entertaining evening,” says O’More College president, Shari Fox. “I have been so impressed, but not surprised, by the energy, enthusiasm and professionalism that our fashion students have displayed in the weeks leading up to the show. They represent themselves and their school with great character and talent. That is their legacy and it will follow O’More to Belmont University.”
A few reserved seats are available in two fashion-forward categories: Avant Garde ($150.00) and Pret-a-Porter ($100.00). Tickets may be purchased online through the Franklin Theatre website or in person at the Franklin Theatre Box Office, 419 Main Street in downtown Franklin. Hours are Monday, Noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to show time. Tickets purchased in person or by phone will not incur service fees.
Proceeds will benefit new technology for O’More’s fashion program. Patrons and sponsors will be treated to lite bites and sips, and will take home a special gift to commemorate the historic evening.
About O’More College of Design
O’More College of Design, a four-year institution in Franklin, Tenn., offers degrees in fashion design, fashion merchandising, graphic design and interior design. Founded by Eloise Pitts O’More in 1970, when modern American design was just emerging, O’More is rooted in the fundamentals of the field, yet ever-evolving. Members of the O’More faculty, board and alumni are embedded in the greater design industry, both locally and nationally, giving students a real-world education and extensive resources when seeking future employment. To learn more, visit www.omorecollege.edu.