About the Fashion Show
Since 1968, apparel design students at the University of Minnesota have presented their final projects in the annual Apparel Design Fashion Show. Planned by the senior class, the show is a rite of passage for its participants and gives seniors the opportunity to create a fashion show from the ground up. Each year the students’ clothing lines draw hundreds of fashion industry professionals, students, family, and friends to the show, creating an opportunity to engage with the larger fashion community.
2021 Apparel Design Digital Showcase
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Apparel Design Class of 2021 pivoted from an in-person fashion show to an all digital showcase as well as an exhibition at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery.
Breaking Silence: Design for a Changing World represents a diverse collective of 12 emerging designers producing inspiring collections that challenge the perception of what we wear and how it’s made. Collectively, these designs uniquely confront and reflect upon the systemic issues in the fashion industry, utilizing the power of design to meet the needs of a changing world.
This digital showcase features the work of the Class of 2021: Lizzy Cobb, Noah Garon, Annie Holmes, Jahanvi Kamra, Mia Minnema, Thao Nguyen, Lauren Nicol, Wendy Sandoval, Chia Thao, Darunee Thao, Chong Xiong, and Xilin Yang.
Breaking Silence: Design for a Changing World
January 19–March 26, 2021