Fashion Show

The Fashion Institute to Welcome Alum S.P. BADU for Exclusive Showing at The Spring Show

Fashion ShowApril 19, 2018  | Calgary, Alberta

The Fashion Institute by Olds College is excited to welcome Fashion Institute Alumnus Spencer Badu and his brand S.P. BADU as our exclusive headliner for The Spring Show, our annual spring fashion show. Presented by Mercedes-Benz Downtown Calgary, the event will also showcase the work of The Fashion Institute by Olds College Fashion  Apparel Technology program students.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Spencer as our exclusive headliner for the Spring Show,” exclaims BR Pirri, Campus Supervisor of The Fashion Institute by Olds College. “His success crosses many boundaries and we just love what he is doing right now in the fashion world. He has become an influencer that students can be inspired by, and shows them where innovative  thinking can get you. We are excited to see what the future has in store for him!”

Spencer Badu has been designing for five years and has taken the fashion industry by storm with his line, S.P. BADU. S.P. BADU is a cult unisex brand aiming to create a post-gender world, creating progressive wardrobe staples that incorporate masculine and feminine elements. Drawing inspiration from architecture, proposing familiar shapes and garments that will eventually be permanent fixtures in one's wardrobe. S.P. BADU challenges the current perception of gender and garment creation. S.P. BADU creates garments that appeal to a self-confident individual who doesn't surrender to the rules of gender or trend.

“I am excited to come back to Calgary and show my collection at The Fashion Institute by Olds College” states Badu. “I have learned so much from the course and these skills have helped my build my aesthetic and career. I can’t wait to show my former instructors what I've been working on and I hope to inspire Fashion Institute students and graduates to follow there design dreams.”

With an impressive string of successes over the past five years, S.P. BADU recently launched a new collection that was featured in Paper Magazine 2018, and has been featured at Adidas Canada 2018, Toronto Fashion Week 2018, and Paris Fashion Week 2018. In previous years, S.P. BADU was featured on the cover of ELLE Canada, and in articles in Coveteur Magazine, and Complex Magazine, and was a 2015 Semi-Finalist at Mercedes Benz Start-Up.

The Spring Show will also feature garments crafted by current Olds College Fashion Apparel Technology students, who are excited to have the opportunity to showcase their work. We are proud to once again partner with PARK, Calgary’s leaders in fashion show production, for this years show.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to showcase my projects and hard work at The Spring Show” states 2018 Fashion Apparel Technology graduate Bret Stankowski. “Being featured in a high level production fashion show to industry professionals and the world is an opportunity that I am grateful for.”

The Spring Show will be held on Sunday, April 29 at Mercedes-Benz Downtown Calgary. Doors open at 5:00 and the show starts at 6:00. Tickets are still available.

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