The O’More College of Design will celebrate spring graduation with the O’MORE COLLECTIVE, a showcase event on May 15 featuring creative work from the school’s seniors in interior and visual design and fashion merchandising, as well as seniors and top-performing juniors in fashion design. The event will be the first unified student showcase for O’More, representing the range of bachelor of fine arts degrees offered by the school.
“In the past, each O’More school has hosted a separate event to spotlight work from the next graduating class,” said Jamie Atlas, dean, school of fashion. “The community is most familiar with our annual fashion show, an event that’s put a spotlight on the best talent from students in fashion design. Hosting one event to showcase the wide range of design talent the school is introducing into the creative communities is a way to build on the fashion show while providing a more complete reflection of the school and the breadth of our offerings for design students.”
The O’More Collective will be hosted in the Liberty Hall in the Factory at Franklin, with the design gallery opening at 5:30 p.m., followed by the fashion show at 8 p.m.
The Fashion and Visual Design schools are located on the school’s Franklin, Tenn., campus. In the last year, the Interior Design school also moved back home to the campus following the completion of the renovation of Farrar Hall by the famed Ryman architect, Hugh Cathcart Thompson. O’More College and its Interior design program were established in 1970 and hold the longest record of accreditation in the region.
“The fact that all three of our schools are now together on campus further drove our decision to host a school-wide event,” said Rebecca Stilwell, president. “Our student-centered environment and dynamic curriculums offer a unique, quality academic experience for our students. And, we’re proud to have a campus designed to inspire them as well.”
Seventeen students will be showcasing collections on the runway at the 17th annual fashion show. Four fashion merchandising, four interior and seven visual design students will have creative work on display.
Tickets are $45 and may be purchased at omorecollective.com. Sponsorship packages are also available. All proceeds are directed to student scholarships.
O’More College of Design is located in the downtown historic district of Franklin, Tenn. The College offers bachelor of fine arts degrees in interior design, fashion design, fashion merchandising, graphic design and interactive design. For more information visit omorecollege.edu.