CCAD Senior Fashion Show Presents Unique Artistic Styling

CCAD Senior Fashion Show Presents Unique Artistic Styling

This year, as in the past, The CCAD Senior Fashion Show was a must attend-event for Columbus fashionistas.

Of course, Now It’s Dark was there, now bringing you there full coverage of the exciting sold out annual event.

Arriving early, NID caught up with the MelissaRoshan Potter (Melro) waiting for the show. Melro knows her way around the runway and offered student models coaching to improve their confidence and poise.

Melro carried a hashtag #FosterCare sign to raise awareness about the importance of FosterCare as she was in and out of over 20 FosterCare homes as a child. Her grit and determination is inspiring.

Hola! TV channel host Jennifer Wilson also greeted NID, posing for a few pictures on the red carpet as her team watched and prepared for post show TV interviews.

The CCAD Senior Fashion Show VIP pre-party …

… across the street from the runway venue offered guests the opportunity to mingle, and experience some of the unique art created by students.

Local expert photographer and author Nick Fancher posed for a picture as he mingled with guests. Nick photographed the CCAD Senior Fashion Show “look book” that containing the styles presented at the event.

The VIP area included creative student art …

… and pre-party attendees seemed to enjoy showing off their personal fashion style.

NID loved the creativity of the band entering the venue, performing as a work of art.

Mr. Fashion, Thomas McClure, was at the show, here at the “step and shoot” being photographed with Melro by Terry Gilliam. McClure is the Executive Director of Fashion Week Columbus.

Not to miss some behind the scenes action, NID went back stage to say hello to a few of our favorite models …

The show started around 8:30 p.m. …

… with introductory remarks by CCAD president Dr. Melanie Corn …

… who offered an award to the former CEO of Express …

… including a painting by former CCAD president Denny Griffith who passed away earlier this year.

10TV host Kristyn Hartman took the stage to kick off the show.

Now feast your eyes on the CCAD 20116 Senior Fashion Show!

Brittany Carpenter

Bethany Rakovan

Ali Galbraith

Jenna Champer

Katherine Benson

Monique Ham

Sandra Lopez

Joshlynn Suber

Sheri Wu

Lauren Metelitz

Camille Witt

Jessica Deluca

Erica Rodney

Haley Green

Yun Tung Chen

Chia Hsuan Wei

Jiaqi Kou

Jacob Maitland

And of course, the after party …

A great event, the 2016 CCAD Senior Fashion Show exceeded all expectations. Tune in next year for further coverage.

Sponsors included: 10WBNS, Brands Foundation, Easton, Abercrombie & Fitch, nth Degree, Nutur, Timothy Treece MD FACS, Macy’s, Nationwide, Justice, DSW, Rocky Brands, Huntington, Express, Diamond Cellar, Eloquii, Lane Bryant, Porterwright, and ologie.

About CCAD:
Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving artistic community in Columbus, Ohio.

Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private art and design colleges in the United States, offering 10 majors in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level.

Tony Bentivegna

Tony Bentivegna writes reviews, articles and photographs for NID Magazine and can be reached at