SAN ANTONIO -- The Art Institute of San Antonio is hosting its 'In Bloom' fashion show tonight.
Several student designers will showcase their unique collections. Eyewitness News talked to two of the designers who said they poured months of hard work in putting their pieces together. The students pay for all of the materials out of their own pocket.
One student, Golden Skyy, said his collection is called the 'Four Horsemen.' He used a one-of-a-kind technique to create all the fabrics.
"I take four digital textiles and I make my own print. I use traditional couture techniques merging with Japanese pattern manipulation called transformational reconstruction that I learned in Tokyo Japan," described Skyy. "I come up with my own concept. The unique thing about digital textiles is that the prints that will be seen March 16th, they're my original prints. No one else in the world has these."
Another student designer, Dallas Alexius, said she was inspired by reptiles for her collection.
"Everything from the texture of their skin to the way the light reflects it," said Alexius. "I did a lot of fabric manipulation. Anything from hand painting to beading, just trying to create that texture that the actual reptiles have."
The fashion show will be held at La Quinta Inn and Suites located at 4431 Horizon Hill. The show is open to everybody. It starts at 7 p.m. and goes till 10:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at the Art Institute or at the door at La Quinta.
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