Technology makes the millennial. UNT fashion show highlights the digital lives of today's generation.

Merchandising Inc. Fashion Show
A behind the scenes look at the spring 2015 Merchandising Inc. fashion show features UNT student models taking a selfie during the event. This year's theme "Digital Glitch" explores the increasing connectivity of the millennial generation to technology.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 09:03

What: "Digital Glitch" – the theme for the student-run Merchandising Inc.'s spring fashion show at the University of North Texas – will focus on the evolution of technology in the form of color.

When/Where: Doors open at 5 p.m., and the event begins at 5:30 p.m. April 24 (Sunday) inside the Ballroom (Room 314 A&B) of UNT's University Union, located at 1155 Union Circle in Denton.

Tickets: $5 online/in advance. $7 at the door. $8.50 for VIP tickets. Buy online.

Media: For interviews and press passes, contact Monique.Bird@unt.edu or 940-369-7782.

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Smartphones, tablets, laptops, video game consoles and more – recent reports show that millennials live digitally-connected lives. This concept will be explored as the theme of the student-run spring fashion show hosted by Merchandising Inc. at the University of North Texas. This year's theme, "Digital Glitch," will portray the progression of technology and the virtual hold technology has on upcoming generations.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and the event begins at 5:30 p.m. April 24 (Sunday) inside the Ballroom (Room 314 A&B) of UNT's University Union, located at 1155 Union Circle in Denton. Tickets purchased online in advance are $5; tickets purchased at the door are $7; and VIP tickets are $8.50. Buy at http://www.merchandisingincorporated.com/ticket-sales.

"Technology is increasingly taking over millennials' lives in a way that is contrasting to its positive advancements," says Maia Wilson, producer of the fashion show. "One of the things we wanted to do through this show was illustrate this evolution through fashion, as well as captivating visuals, music, short films and lighting that recreates the digital experience."

Tightly-bound sheer, mesh and leather fabric; contrasting bright, pastel, metallic and neutral colors; and unique textures in the show's two acts will serve as an exploration of society's pre-technology past and the technological transformations taking place through today's young adults.

The annual Merchandising Inc. fashion show is a UNT student production that gives merchandising, fashion, home furnishing and retailing students hands-on experience in their future fields. Students are in charge of all aspects of the event, including the concept creation, model search, set direction and promotion.

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