Siba 70th Anniversary Fashion Production
Posted October 4th, 2017

After 70 years, you can bet we know how to throw a party! Stevens – The Institute of Business & Arts (Siba) celebrated 70 years of service to the St. Louis area by throwing a one-of-a-kind fashion production in the heart of the city’s revitalized garment district.


To helm the production, Siba partnered with alumna Jacquelyne Craig. Jacquelyne graduated with a degree in Retail Management/Fashion Merchandising and used the skills she learned at Siba to create her own company, Blaq Séance Productions. Along with a team of amazing Siba student volunteers, Jacquelyne produced an impressive show, using Washington Avenue along the street’s iconic cobblestone zipper as the runway!

Ahead of the show, attendees were invited to tour our campus, snack on appetizers, and check out a live artistic rendering of the venue, including our loft-style building and the runway—Washington Avenue.

The production showcased eight talented local designers including Aileen Woods, Barbara Bultman, Brandin Vaughn, Kelley Boster, Yolanda Newson, Veto, Alex Carter, and Kelsy Ross. 

All proceeds from ticket sales were reinvested in the Siba Scholarship Fund. A huge thank you to our sponsors including Paul Mitchell The School, MAX St. Louis, Fashion Fund, Hop Shop, Contrary Cupcakes, McGowan Brothers Development, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House, to everyone who came out to support the show, and to the students, alumni, and community members who have supported Siba over the last seven decades. We can’t wait to see what happens over the next 70 years!