People from around the Twin Cities gathered in Rapson Hall on the University of Minnesota campus on Saturday, February 19, for Distortion: the 43rd Annual College of Design Fashion Show. The annual fashion show is an event put on by the College of Design to showcase the work of seniors majoring in design apparel.
The seniors studying apparel design spend months drawing, sewing, and stitching for this huge event. Students, faculty, local fashion designers, and fashion journalists attend the show each year to see the work of this next generation of designers. The eighteen seniors designed a variety of collections from menswear to evening dresses, from Lady Gaga inspired looks to preppy apparel.
Visit http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/arts/university-minnesota-senior-fashion-show-distortion-photos to see photographs from the show.
This fashion blog also has some great photographs from the event: http://artofwore.com/blog/2011/2/20/u-of-m-senior-fashion-show.html.
Also, check out the website to learn more about the designers: http://www.wix.com/uropfashion/distortionfashionshow
About Apparel Design
The College of Design offers a bachelor of science in apparel design. Students take courses in computer and manual pattern design, costume history, social and cultural meanings of apparel, the textile and apparel consumer, and aesthetics. The students are required to take six studio courses and do an internship which provides them plenty of professional experience. Visit the College of Design website to learn more about apparel design and other design majors.