College of Design 49th Annual Apparel Design Fashion Show


While their individual styles are diverse, their collections find commonality in the passion, creativity, and enthusiasm this exemplary group of students brings to fashion and design. The Instinct runway will showcase women’s and men’s clothing, catering to a variety of lifestyles, from activewear to street style to theatrical costume play. The designs that these students present will explore social responsibility, bespoke tailoring, fabric dyeing, laser-cutting, and everything in between.

The annual senior fashion show is a tradition and rite of passage for Apparel Design seniors and sets a high standard for student work in Minnesota. The students are proud to host industry professionals, the Minnesota Fashion community, faculty, family and friends to celebrate this astounding array of work. Please join in the celebration at one of two shows the evening of February 4th, 2017 in Rapson Hall.

Ticket Sales

Tickets are available online here

Two shows: February 4th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
$50 VIP advanced ($52 day of show)
$26 General Seating advanced ($28 day of show)
$12 Balcony Standing advanced ($14 day of show)
$10 Student Balcony Standing advanced (max 2 tickets with UMN ID) ($12 day of show)

Purchase online or at the door (cash preferred at the door).

Please note: Will Call will open at 4:30 PM on Saturday, Feb 4th at Rapson Hall. Based on availability, tickets for the performances may also be purchased at the door (cash preferred at the door). Seating will begin approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance. VIP ticket holders sit front row and receive a swag bag.

Questions? Please email Lauren Oland at


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Special Thanks

The Class of 2017 would like to thank the College of Design faculty and staff for their guidance over the years, our mentors for their expertise and direction, the show’s sponsors for their financial support, Sydney Jacobson for developing the graphic identity of the show, and our friends and family for their unconditional love and support throughout the years.