Alan Murdock

Art Meets Fashion

In 2010, as Dean of Academic Affairs I established a relationship with Art Meets Fashion, an art and fashion extravaganza held yearly. Founded by Anne Cummings, to raise money for a different local charity each year. We established a school-wide relationship, providing videos profiling each fashion designer, graphic design for the event book and logo, and an interior installation produced by our graphic designer. In this context I functioned as visionary and facilitator, imagining the possibility that would extend Art Meets Fashion into a multimedia extravaganza, and opening the door to designers to fill each role and flesh out the vision. I also established the timeframes and touch-base meetings to assure the project and resources were available and on time.

Video Production

The following videos produced by the film department introduced each fashion designer before their designs were presented on the runway. This contextualized what the audience was about to see and was a big addition to the show. Attendees indicated that the prior year the runway portion was too quick and it was difficult to identify which designer was being represented. Faculty support and direction was provided by Department Director Rhea Gavry and me as Dean of Academic Affairs. Designers in order of appearance below are Krista Nielson, Keith Bryce, Michelle Boucher, McKell Maddox, Rebekah McKinney and Rachel Domingo. Cinematographers for the project include Jason Falasco, Brian Vance, Jesus Jimenez, Mike Gainer, Shea Potter, and Abdiel Abarra. Click each image to watch the video on Youtube.

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