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Apparel Design Students Discuss 49th Annual Fashion Show

Instinct Fashion Show Poster

Seniors in the undergraduate apparel design program show off their work this Saturday, February 4th at 5:30 and 8 pm during the 49th annual apparel design fashion show, Instinct. A rite-of-passage for seniors, the fashion show challenges students to create their own collections and plan an entire runway show. Before the big event, the designers took a moment to share […]

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Paul Erling Wins Elements Runway Competition

Congrats to apparel design student Paul Erling (below) for winning the Elements: Design Competition and Runway Show hosted by the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) Collective on April 23. Participants took inspiration from WAM's exhibition, Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined, and showcased designs with an emphasis on sustainability. Erling's two-piece garment was made entirely from deconstructed, used goods.PHOTOS: Elements @ WAM | April 2014NEWS: Elements Fashion Show 2014 (TC Daily Planet)More Stories about Apparel Design:What Do Gloves That Type and A Noise Cancelling Vest Have in Common?Lucy Dunne Receives NASA's Silver Achievement MedalApparel Students Take Design to Zero Gravity…

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Get Your Tickets for Elements: Design Competition & Runway Show

This spring semester the Weisman Art Museum will host its third annual design competition. The museum's student group, WAM Collective, in partnership with the University of Minnesota College of Design have asked sixteen student designers to create ready-for-the-runway garments. Taking inspiration from the Weisman's exhibition, Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined, the competition will showcase designs with an emphasis on sustainability. TICKETS: Reserve your ticket now. Designs will draw upon the landscapes, materials, textures, and traditions of Siberia, while also responding to the environmental questions the region raises. Over the course of their design process, contestants will consider topics such as, sustainable design; environmental, ecological, and labor support structures in the garment industry; and how garment production exploits or depletes these systems…

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On the Runway: Shanghai Fashion Week

Some of China's biggest names in fashion were on the runway during Shanghai Fashion Week at the end of October. During the event, a joint show with De Montfort University, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, and the University of Minnesota included five graduates from the College of Design: Claire Ward (B.S. Apparel Design '13), Mai Yang (B.S. Apparel Design '13), Misty Karges (B.S. Apparel Design '13), Rika Van Heerde (B.S. Apparel Design '13), and Ellie Hottinger (B.S. Apparel Design '13). The students were offered an invitation to participate in the show by York Hu, Vice Dean at the Shanghai University of Engineering Science, who was a visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota in 2012. View all of their…

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You're Invited to FLUX: the 45th Annual Senior Fashion Show

Apparel design students are busy preparing for their 45th Annual Senior Fashion Show: FLUX. The runway will be buzzing on Saturday, February 16th at 5:30pm and 8:00pm in Rapson Hall featuring collections by senior apparel design students, along with designs by sophomore and junior students. Everything ranging from children’s wear and lifestyle clothing to bridal looks and plus size fashion will be on display.   The seniors participated in a studio-based-class dedicated to creating and producing FLUX, led by Professor  Elizabeth Bye (DHA). The final studio was devoted to conceptualize and develop each designer’s individual style and strengths, while simultaneously working as a group to plan the fashion show. Each student worked with an industry mentor during the process. The collections represents the…

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Villainy, Murder, Passion During "No White" Fashion Show April 25

Forget happily ever after. On Wednesday, April 25 the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, in conjunction with Northrop Concerts and Lectures, will present No White, a runway show featuring the sixteen finalists from a design competition held in March. Students were challenged to design a costume in response to the Ballet Preljocaj's production of Snow White (presented by the Northrop earlier this month), focusing on the villainy, murder, passion, and deception underpinning fairy tales. Per the title of the event, no white is allowed in the final design. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., but don't miss the pre-show party featuring WAM's signature cocktail of the evening: the Poisoned Apple.View profiles of all 16 designers Press release:…

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