Alumnae design for Halloween fashion show

Five CCAD fashion alumnae will present their designs in the Short North Arts District’s HighBall Halloween Costume Couture Fashion Showdown in Columbus. Barb Wallace (CCAD ’99), Tina Matthews (CCAD ’03), Madeleine Etter (CCAD ’09), Shann Cortes (CCAD ’10), and Cierra Cunningham (CCAD ’10) are among the eleven Columbus-area fashion designers chosen to feature their work.

Each designer will present three pieces from their collection as well as one costume design. The theme of this year’s event is Alice in Wonderland. The winning designer will receive $1,000 and be crowned HighBall Couture Costume Designer of the Year.

Models take the runway at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 30. For additional event information, check out Read interviews from the designers at