MSU Presents the 2014 Student Apparel & Textile Design Student Fashion Show

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MSU Presents the 2014 Student Apparel & Textile Design Student Fashion Show

By FOX 47 News . CREATED Mar 11, 2014

EAST LANSING, MI – The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University is pleased to announce the 2014 annual Apparel and Textile Design Student Fashion Show on Saturday, March 15 at 7 PM in the Pasant Theatre at the Wharton Center.

This evening of cutting-edge fashion will feature the creative explorations of emerging designers studying Apparel & Textile Design in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design within the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University.

Held annually, this juried runway show is a culmination of creative explorations ranging from classic to avant-garde fashion. Before the runway premier on Sunday, students were actively engaged in the design and construction process for several months. Outside the studio these designers worked with faculty to plan the show from A to Z. From model casting calls to the designer jury process, the show represents a significant professional development opportunity for these future fashion designers.

The Michigan State University Apparel and Textile Design program emphasizes creativity and experimentation that mingles design with art. Students combine fine art, couture, and technical design to create original garments, which reflect an understanding of global issues such as sustainability and cultural dress.

Awards will be presented at the close of the runway show. The judging panel includes: Michigan State University alumna Karen Rasmussen (Design Director for Target), Alisa Henriquez (Associate Professor of Painting at Michigan State University), Michelle Word (Teaching Specialist and Outreach / Programing Coordinator at Michigan State University), and Candace Keller (Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Michigan State University).

An exciting addition to the show this year is the inclusion of work designs displayed in the lobby and an Accessories Exhibition.

Advanced ticket sales are encouraged. Tickets can be purchased from the Wharton Center online at or by phone at 1-800-WHARTON.