NCCU Student Fashion Designers to Showcase Work During Virtual Competition

Posted April 21, 2021, 8:41AM
Photo taken during 2019 fashion show.

North Carolina Central University’s annual Fashion Design Competition will be held virtually at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24.

Eleven students studying textiles and fashion design will compete in a runway show featuring their original collections. Students will showcase work that will be judged in areas including originality, creativity, fit, color use, and quality of construction.

“NCCU students have been resilient during this time of uncertainty to produce some beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces,” said Darlene M Eberhardt-Burke, Ph.D., interim chair of the Textiles and Apparel Program. “We are especially grateful for the continued support of the program from our sponsors and this annual event in a virtual environment.”

Textile companies Spoonflower and Implus provided students with materials including custom cotton fabrics and shoestring for their designs.

Thanks to financial support from Cotton Inc., students will be awarded first-, second- and third-place prizes for the new “Best of Cotton” category. 

The show is sponsored by the Department of Human Sciences’ Textiles and Apparel Program, along with Fashion Inc., a club for NCCU textiles and apparel majors.

To see the competition, purchase tickets, which are $10, here: Purchasers will be given a weblink with access to view the competition.

For more information, contact Darlene Eberhardt-Burke, Ph.D., at 919-530-6245 or

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