In the wake of the pandemic, social turmoil, and hardships, a collective of young designers stand before you, emerging from 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, both on the runway and off, ranges from adaptable garments to the exploration of aesthetics of the past and present. DAWN is a testament to resilience and commitment to evoke change.