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Project MOCA

When: Sat., Feb. 25 2012

It’s a couture throw down tonight at MOCA, as nine student designers from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Kent State University, and Virginia Marti College show off original fashions inspired by the concept of “monumentality.” Staffers got the idea from MOCA’s current exhibition of monumentally sized sculpture by Ursula von Rydingsvard. “But we kept the definition intentionally general and rather vague,” says organizer Pita Brooks. “In addition to meaning large in scale, we see the term as meaning a groundbreaker, like Coco Chanel’s little black dress.” Judging the pieces will a fashion-savvy panel that includes design pros Sean Bilovecky and Dana Sobota of Dredger’s Union. DJ Travelogue will provide the music, and attendees can enjoy snacks, a donation bar, and swag bags filled with beauty product samples and discount coupons.

Price: $5 to $10