Color Them Couture? Color Us Impressed

After a warm British voice welcomed the crowd, the 24th Annual Cornell Design League fashion show, “Free the Runway,” opened with heavy bass line, blonde mohawk, and a pair of shockingly lime green city shorts.
Held in Barton Hall this past Saturday night, “Free the Runway” was an eclectic representation of form, function and fashion, proposing both possible solutions and complications in the continuing struggle to find the intersection between clothing as art and as a quotidian necessity. Other motifs ran through the night, many of which are also currently prevalent in the larger fashion world, including use of color, draping and folding techniques, prints and screen-printing.