On Saturday night, hundreds of people piled into the Student Center Ballroom to watch Kent State’s annual Rock the Runway show. This year’s talented group of designers catered their collections to the show’s hip-hop theme and displayed their design skills to the judges. Each look that hit the runway was both fun and innovative, and every model looked as if he or she had walked right out of the 1980s and onto the runway. Here are some of the stylists’ favorite looks from the night.
Out of all the looks from the Rock the Runway show, I thought that this one (left) from the “Unashamed” collection was particularly fun and went along perfectly with the theme of the show. The oversized top paired with the narrow and tight-fitting skirt made for a cool silhouette. Although pattern mixing can go wrong easily, this look flawlessly pulled together stripes and a geometric pattern. It proved that opposites really do work well together.
This look (middle) from Ariel Pingault’s collection “Heavy Movement” was my top pick from this year’s Rock the Runway. The destroyed hem of the skirt and the silhouette of the crop top were unique, making this look standout on the runway. Always a fan of black and white, I found this look to give off an essential “cool girl” vibe.
This body-con metallic look (right) was a showstopper at Rock the Runway. Diamond Towns, the designer behind the “Vintage Hoarder” collection, was successful in creating a hybrid look inspired by the ‘90s ,while also incorporating key trends from this season like metallic shine and graphic polka-dots.
Photos by Jenna Watson