THe Synergy fashion show
spring 2018

April 28, 2018

University of Delaware
Trabant University Center
17 West Main St. Newark, DE 19716

6.00p doors open

7.00p show begins

Save the date! More information to come.

Thanks FOR attending THE

Fall 2017 "Dream Big" Black Tie Gala


October 7th, 2017

University of Delaware
Clayton Hall Conference Center
100 David Hollowell Dr, Newark, DE 19716

3.00p-6.00p Semi-Formal fine art & fashion show

7.00p-10.00p black tie fine art & fashion show + live jazz


The Event:

Lee Brandon Christopher Studio will partner with renowned local artists and The University of Delaware School of Fashion's SYNERGY FASHION GROUP to feature Dream Big: Where Art & Fashion Dream Together. The event will be a celebration of art, fashion and scholarship in the heart of our community.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the University of Delaware’s art and fashion student organizations for additional education and enrichment opportunities. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will support artistic activities in the City of Wilmington by donating to several organizations that serve low-income families: Northeast Church of Christ, First State Church of Christ and TeenSharp.

The “Dream Big” Art and Fashion Campaign is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated events in the area.




Special thanks to

Lee Brandon Christopher Studio


Thanks FOR attending THE 2017 SYNERGY FASHION SHOW

May 6th, 2017, 7:00PM

Tickets available via Ticketmaster and at the Trabant Student Center Box Office.  Doors open at 6:30PM.


Fashion industry professionals are invited to judge the fashion show each year and award the top designers in each category with prizes.  Synergy provides transportation, dinner, and accommodation to judges at our beautiful Courtyard Marriott Hotel.  The night of the fashion show, judges will be given forms on which to rank each design as it comes down the runway.

  • NICOLE HADDAD: Owner/ Designer of Lobo Mau
    • NICOLE is the owner of the contemporary sportswear line Lobo Mau (   Brazilian-American designer Nicole Haddad now currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she operates Lobo Mau and teaches Textile Design and Senior Portfolio at Drexel University's department of Fashion Design.  Lobo Mau, which translates to "Big, Bad Wolf" in Portuguese, is for the "woman who is the wolf in sheep’s clothing"; the brand is designed to empower women to not fear the wolf, because she is the wolf. 
  • DANNY NOBLE: Owner of Danny Noble
    • DANNY originally hails from London, England but now lives in America where he works on his line Danny Noble. His work on these sportswear collections have landed him prominent placements in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Glamour and the covers of Women's Wear Daily.  As an adjunct professor at Moore College of Art, Noble teaches “Collection Development” to the seniors  where he emphasizes critical thinking, risk-taking, individuality, creativity and professionalism in his students.
  • MARK DiBENEDETTO: Operating Vice President of Client Experience & Showroom Sales at The Robert Allen Group
    • MARK is a a well-matriculated fashion industry professional with experience at several high-end fashion brands and retailers.  Mark’s experiences in fashion and luxury retailing include buying, merchandising and store management for Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Chanel.  Some of his most distinguishable accomplishments include opening and directing the Chanel Flagship store in the late 1990's, which included the first Chanel Fine Jewelry store in the United States; he also served as FENDI’s Vice President of Wholesale from 2007-2012.  
  • JACK CASSIDY:  Global Luxury Brand Consultant
    • JACK is a seasoned executive on both sides of the Atlantic as well as the Pacific Rim. He has significant global experience within the fashion industry including Brand Development, Marketing, Public Relations and Retailing.  Throughout his career, Mr. Cassidy has developed his skills with many major global brand leaders including Polo Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Oxxford Clothes, Lilly Pulitzer, Jimmy Choo, and Elizabeth Emmanuel (bridal designer for Princess Diana).  He has had extensive experience in both China and Japan where he has worked with both emerging and developed fashion brands. He continues his work on several continents as a workshop leader and lecturer on Global Luxury Branding, Fashion Trends and positioning within the marketplace.  Dr. Cassidy also served as a Dean at Trinity College inHartford, CT and the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.

The Categories


This category is open to students of all majors. The Synergy club creates a different theme each year for students to design around. Sign-ups generally take place before winter break, and past themes have included mythical creatures, music genres, and repurposed non-fabric materials.



Apparel design majors may submit projects from their flat pattern and draping classes for this category.



The second half of the show is dedicated to the hard work of the senior apparel design majors. This last category exhibits their final collections, which consist of 3-4 complete looks per designer developed in their senior design capstone course.