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 highlights twenty individuals, each with an illuminating and empowering perspective on the future of fashion. The work showcased on the runway and off ranges from adaptable garments to the exploration of past and present aesthetics. DAWN is a testament to resilience and commitment to evoking change.
Join these designers in celebrating a new era with an evening of fashion and evolution. The event will include a runway and exhibition reception.
Fashion Showcase Videos
2022 – Sundry. Multidimensional Design
February 5, 2022
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
January 19 – March 26, 2021
Designers: 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.
2020 – Amplified
2018 – This is Now
February 3 – April 26, 2018
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
February 4, 2017
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
2016 – IDENTITY
February 6, 2016
Designers: Aly Gates, Catherine Menzel, Elizabeth Bischoff, Grace Chen, Heidi Woelfle, Holly Welwood, Lee Tran, Marissa Lynch, Mia Kuroki, Robert Pettys-Baker, Sarah Forsythe, Shengjie Li, Tabitha Andelin, and Xixi Xu
2014 – ALIGN
February 15, 2014
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
February 16, 2013
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