Then and Now: Fashion Show @ 50
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
School of Architecture College of Design

Then and Now Fashion Show @ 50


Then and Now: Fashion Show @ 50


February 3 – April 29, 2018


EXHIBITION | February 3, 2018 – April 29, 2018

Goldstein Museum of Design, HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall, East Bank campus


Co-Curators: Dr. Linsey Griffin, Assistant Professor and Lindsey Strange, Teaching Specialist


Since 1968, apparel design students at the University of Minnesota have been presenting their original designs in an annual Student Fashion Show. This highly anticipated event draws hundreds of fashion industry professionals, students, family, and friends each year. As an opportunity for apparel students to engage the community with their designs, this event creates a place to discuss fashion and the many different roles apparel plays in our lives.

The annual Student Fashion Show has had many formats and iterations, but has always served as a rite of passage for our seniors. It is a chance to highlight the skills they’ve developed and celebrate their creative point of view. The show marks the completion of their academic journey, and launches them into varied careers in the apparel industry. This exhibition highlights the evolution of the annual Student Fashion Show and captures the continuing creativity and innovation of our alumni in apparel design, costume design, fi ber arts, and the multifaceted, interdisciplinary field of wearable products.


Department Credits:
Dr. Elizabeth Bye, Professor and Department Head
Dr. Marilyn DeLong, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Research & Engagement
Dr. Lucy E. Dunne, Associate Professor
Dr. Bradley Holschuh, Assistant Professor


Related Events:


FASHION SHOW | This is Now: 50th Annual Apparel Design Fashion Show

Saturday, February 10, 2018, Showtimes at 5:00 and 7:30 PM, Rapson Hall Courtyard, East Bank campus

This is Now marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Minnesota fashion show. This year, collections range from men's and women's ready-to-wear, to genderless clothing. Each collection has a unique inspiration and story. Some of the collections feature commentaries on important issues of today, such as sustainability and racial violence. Selections of work from the sophomore and junior apparel classes will be featured, as well as from the senior class.

Buy tickets and explore the event at



Goldstein Museum Press Release



Then and Now Fashion show at Fifty Video




Contact Information

Goldstein Museum of Design

364 McNeal Hall,

1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-624-7434 |

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