San Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word’s 38th presentation of the Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show took place, Wednesday, April 18 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Skyroom. UIW’s senior fashion management students presented their collections to more than 500 guests.

Project Runway All Stars season two winner, Anthony Ryan, served as a guest judge for this year’s show. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Ryan is the owner of a boutique in Alamo Heights. Miss San Antonio 2018, UIW fashion design student, Ashley Sneed, was the special guest of the evening.

2018 Miss San Antonio Ashley Sneed

Miss San Antonio 2018
UIW fashion design student Ashley Sneed

This year’s designers were Kayley Witt, Tasha Alexander, Emily Demmer, Justine Tenorio, Bailee Randall, Sierra Roumo, Angelica Alarcon, and Alejandrina Sanchez. The first place winner for construction was Emily Demmer and first place in design was awarded to Tasha Alexander. Alejandrina Sanchez won second place in construction and design, and she was the audience favorite earning the Pinkie People’s Choice Award and a $1,500 scholarship. Angelica Alarcon took home third place in design and the top prize of “Best of Show.”

Angelica Alarcon - Best of Show

2018 Best of Show  winning design by Angelica Alarcon


The product development teams of Taylor Maag and Taylor Humphries along with Kaila Norwood and Abigail Saenz also presented their designs. These students will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Management and a minor in business administration, which provides them with an understanding of design and construction as well as the business of fashion.

This annual event showcases new design talent at the high professional standard of international fashion shows. Student designers present collections they have illustrated, designed and constructed in a year-long fashion capstone course with each collection centered on an individual theme. This annual event is produced entirely by students – from sound and lighting, to staging and contracting professional models – UIW students experience every aspect of planning a professional fashion show.

The Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show is an official Fiesta® event. Proceeds provide scholarships for UIW fashion management students. Since 2006, more than $55,000 in scholarships have been awarded to fashion management students.

For more information, visit us online at www.cuttingedge-sa.com.

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CONTACT:    Margaret Garcia, associate director of communications & marketing, (210) 829-6001 or mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu