The Fashion Show 2015 Exhibit

Fashion Show 2015 Exhibit
April 29 – July 31, 2015

The winning garments of the Annual Textiles and Clothing Fashion Show represent the finest work of undergraduate and graduate students studying design in the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design program at Iowa State University. Four nationally recognized judges in the textiles and clothing field juried all designs submitted for inclusion in the annual fashion show. They evaluated the garments on the creative and technical aspects of each piece.

Design categories

Best in Show WinnerBest in Show: Highest honors awarded to one garment or line by a designer

Accessories: Including hats and jewelry

Fiber Art: Art incorporating surface and various three-dimensional design principles

Portfolio: Student portfolio

Fashion Illustration: Rendering of garments that translates the design from two-dimensional concept to three-dimensional object

Professional Day Wear: Clothing meant to be worn in a professional setting

Graduate: Work submitted by graduate students within the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design Program

Collection: A line or collection of garments with similar theme or look

Wearable Art/Experimental: Clothing that is designed using non-traditional materials or techniques

Special Occasion: Garments intended for dressier events and special occasions

Streetwear: Provides an alternative to mainstream fashions

Men’s Wear: Clothing that was designed for men

Children’s Wear: Clothing that was designed for children

Eco-Friendly: Garments that are “green,” and are made from sustainable or recycled materials

Digital Print: Incorporates use of digitally printed fabric designed by the student

A Brief History of the Fashion Show

fashion-show-2015-clothing-entryThe Textiles and Clothing Fashion Show is one of Iowa State University’s most successful student-produced events. It was originally staged on the steps of MacKay Auditorium, in MacKay Hall, and in Curtiss Hall. In 1989, the catwalk used for the show grew from five to twenty feet long. As the show continued to grow in audience and designer participation, a change in venue was needed. The fashion show moved to Fisher Theater in 2000 and most recently, to Stephens Auditorium in 2005. Since 2007, student winners of the annual fashion show have been displayed in the Mary Alice Gallery, 1015 Morrill Hall during the summer months. The exhibit showcases the talent and scholarship of Iowa State’s Apparel, Merchandising, and Design program.