O’More College of Design Students Featured on Today Show

Fashion school's student challenge? Design for kids with speci...

WATCH: At this fashion design school, kids with Down syndrome are the supermodels.

Posted by Today Show on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Students from O’More College of Design were featured on NBC’s Today Show website. Word of their partnership with Gigi’s Playhouse for a recent fashion show on the college’s campus spread quickly, catching the attention of NBC.

For the fashion show, each participating student was paired with a child ranging from 6 – 10 -years-old from Gigi’s Playhouse, the only nationwide network of Down syndrome achievement centers. GiGi’s Playhouse is an inspirational and dedicated place for families to celebrate their child and benefit from free programs that unleash joy, confidence and continuous improvement.

The student’s fashion challenge was to get to know the child they were paired with and design a garment that would fit their needs, which often meant no buttons or zippers.

During the show, the student walked with the children as the audience cheered for them. Read the Today Show story here.

Soon afterward, Pop Sugar also featured O’More’s student fashion show. See their Facebook post below.

Congratulations to O’More College of Design students and staff.

About O’More College of Design
O’More College of Design is a four-year institution in Franklin, Tennessee, offering degrees in fashion design, fashion merchandising, graphic design, interactive 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.


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