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New Fashion Exhibition from University of North Texas Student Shows Stylish Comfort

Style with Elements: Designs by Chelsea Bell (image by Laurie Ruth Photography)

Style with Elements: Designs by Chelsea Bell (image by Laurie Ruth Photography)

Style with Elements: Designs by Chelsea Bell
Fashion on Main in the UNT System Building
December 1 -16, 2011

University of North Texas fashion design student Chelsea Rose Bell answers the needs of today’s women, taking into account their busy lifestyles with her well-tailored ponté knit dresses and ensembles that offer the comfort of jersey and the feminine styling of the 1950s. Each piece is adorned with her hand-crafted metalwork embellishments.

Bell, who is working toward a master of fine arts degree in fashion design from the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design, researched the needs of women today and turned her findings into a stylish collection that will be on display in a free fashion exhibition. Style with Elements: Designs by Chelsea Bell will be exhibited from Thursday, December 1 through Friday, December 16 at Fashion on Main in the UNT System Building, 1901 Main St. in Dallas.

An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2011.

“The idea is you can pull the garment out of your closet and wear it without having to think about getting ready,” said Bell, a Dallas resident who earned a bachelor’s degree in fashion design from UNT in 2006. “The adornments are more than just an accessory, but they are works of art in themselves and a perfect complement to the fashion design.”

Exhibit Information

What: Style with Elements: Designs by Chelsea Bell — A fashion exhibition featuring garments and accessories designed by a master’s student in the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design

When: Dec. 1 (Thursday) – Dec. 16 (Friday)

Opening reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 (Thursday)

Gallery hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays

Where: Fashion on Main in the UNT System Building, 1901 Main St. in Dallas

Cost: Free

Contact: 214-752-8151 or 940-565-3732 or visit www.tfc.unt.edu/fashion-on-main

Style with Elements: Designs by Chelsea Bell (image by Laurie Ruth Photography)

Style with Elements: Designs by Chelsea Bell (image by Laurie Ruth Photography)

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