Cullman’s Alexandria Gipson shows off transformative work at UA fashion show


TUSCALOOSA – Alexandria Gipson, of Cullman, presented transformative and forward-thinking designs during The University of Alabama's Tee Time Fashion Show in April.

Apparel and Design students from the College of Human Environmental Sciences showcased their creativity and resourcefulness in a show on the front lawn of Doster Hall.

Students were asked to create one or two looks that focus on leading-edge, sustainable design. This year's show featured discarded T-shirts from a local screen printing company. Students cut up the shirts and created a new garment.

"It is an opportunity for the students to show their designs in public and go through the production of a fashion show," said Brian Taylor, apparel and design instructor.

Because of the focus on sustainability, Tee Time is always held near Green Week and Earth Day celebrations.

"Tee Time is an annual opportunity for students in the apparel design program to experience showing their work for the first time. Not only presenting their work, but giving them an opportunity to design outside of the box," said faculty member Paula Robinson.