About the Fashion Showcase
Since 1968, apparel design students at the University of Minnesota have presented their final projects in the annual Apparel Design Fashion Showcase. Planned by the senior class, the showcase is a rite of passage for its participants. Each year the students’ clothing lines draw hundreds of fashion industry professionals, students, family, and friends to the showcase, creating an opportunity to engage with the larger fashion community.
2023 — DAWN
In the wake of the pandemic, social turmoil, and hardships, a collective of young designers stand before you, emerging from the darkness and entering into a new era: DAWN. These emerging designers are the beginning of a new generation of creatives prepared to solve the challenges before them while seeking beauty and creating art. The Apparel Design Senior Class of 2023 highlighted twenty individuals, each with an illuminating and empowering perspective on the future of fashion.
Fashion Showcase Videos
2022 – Sundry. Multidimensional Design
Designers: Isabel Atkinson, Olivia Bergerson, Julianne Bur, Emma Hughes, Sage James, Anisha Joshi, Erin Pouba, Jaelen Wylie, Zoë Weinmann, Madelyn KenKnight, Megan Malotky, Sonu Lane, Summer Vue
2021 – Breaking Silence: Design for a Changing World
2018 – This is Now
Designers: Alyssa Johnson, Bebe Namnakhone, Caitlin Hartman, Qingkang Charlie Cao, Emily Laurich, Emily Seifert, Evan Ihde, Holly Carota, Julia Adamson, Julie Anderson, Ka Ying Lee, Kelsey Lee, Lexine Schumm, Quinessa Stibbins, Rachel Oestreich, Ray Myers, Spencer Versteeg, Stephanie Wang, and Wren Tilbury.
2017 – Instinct
Designers: Aaronn Richter, Abby Andrina Schumacher, Kina Vang, Kyrie Todd, Madelyn Topp, Marina Qualey, Megan Clarke, Melissa (Feidt) Jereczek, Mikaela Harrod, Sarah Klecker, Sarah Mirman, Sinéad Odessa Kelly, Sophia Gilligan, Sydney Moustakis, and Willis Batz-Kamby
2014 – ALIGN
Designers: Mary Ellen Berglund, Crystal Compton, Lindsey DeWitt, Kira Erickson, Paul Erling, Karen Fiegen, Shannon Gauer, Kora Gleason, Mai See Her, Jenny Hessman, Kayna Hobbs, Lauren Janowski, Jessa Manthe, Thanh Nguyen, Stayce Petraborg, Carissa Prieve, Jordyn Reich, Reagan Rockers, Laura Schaefer, and Kayla Styczinski
2013 – Flux
Designers: Kaila Bibeau, Lucie Biros, Kampasith Davison, Ashton Frith, Rika Van Heerde, Elizabeth Hottinger, Misty Karges, Jessica Loomis, Grace Lorig, Issa Mello, Lucie Jane Mulligan, Anna Louise Sviben, Jennifer Voth, Susan Vue, Claire Ward, Sherry Lynn Sanden Will, and Mai Yang