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Dr. Kayse Shrum walks the catwalk at the 2022 OSU Euphoria Fashion Show
OSU President Kayse Shrum walks the runway at the 2022 Euphoria Fashion Show in an outfit designed by OSU student and Stillwater native Carson Scott.

An evening of Euphoria: Shrum steps out in student-created outfit at 2022 fashion show

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Media Contact: Jordan Bishop | Editor, Department of Brand Management | 405-744-7193 | jordan.bishop@okstate.edu

Fashion design and production students from the Oklahoma State University Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising treated the campus to Euphoria Fashion Show 2022 on April 22 — a high-energy, student-produced event highlighting undergraduate work in a dazzling array of fashions. 

OSU President Kayse Shrum welcomed the audience before taking the runway to showcase a student design she wore for the event.

“There are three things I really love: OSU, the students here and fashion,” Dr. Shrum said. “I’m right in my wheelhouse tonight, I’m so proud of these creative students.”

Shrum wore an all-black, high slit-neck, long-sleeved jumpsuit. The design was accented by an open front, striking knee length cape — all created by fashion design and production junior Carson Scott of Stillwater. Shrum’s comments included a description of the project’s high-tech construction. 

“It just happened that I was chosen to design the president’s garment for this year’s show,” Scott said. “She was fantastic to work with. From the measurement scanning phase, through design and sewing she was down-to-earth, approachable and always willing to help — even on a short deadline.”

The annual show is a highlight for faculty and students in DHM. The annual “Orange Carpet Affair” provided hands-on experience for 19 students in faculty member Diane Limbaugh’s fashion show production course. Students planned and executed the show top to bottom including venue and music selection, marketing, promotion, show design and more.

Ten seniors and three juniors created design collections featured in the show.

A panel of four industry judges gave awards in seven categories including excellence in creativity and innovation, most marketable and most outstanding designer.

DHM offers degrees in fashion design and production, fashion merchandising and interior design that rank among the nation’s best. The annual Euphoria fashion show is just one department highlight as students also enjoy strong industry connections; local, national and global internship placements; exciting study abroad options; first-class access to technology; and high-impact research opportunities. 

Bachelor’s degrees in fashion design and production and fashion merchandising are accredited by the Textile and Apparel Programs Accreditation Commission (TAPAC). OSU is one of just three universities nationwide to achieve TAPAC accreditation.

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