Rethinking the runway

"Rethinking the runway"
By John Sand, Kara Nesvig, Becky Lang, Minnesota Daily, January 31, 2008

The Daily covers the College of Design's 40th annual senior fashion show, "Abandon Your Threads," scheduled to take place February 2.

"In preparation for this ambitious undertaking, the student designers lent their creative magic to Nike, re-imagining its women's yoga line; their agile fingers also fashioned unique garments for the Weisman Art Museum. The designers even concocted cocoa-inspired confections for the Chocolate Extravaganza, including a mocha-hued cocktail dress cleverly titled 'Swiss Miss.' They've created sweet sheath dresses from logo tags, found muses in everything from fabrics to nature to 'Star Trek,' and have the right to be completely proud of everything their dedication and desire has made a reality."

The article is available for download (.pdf; 5.2Mb).

Two of the senior designers are profiled, Andrea Vargo and Wesley Martin.