The Sam Fox School’s fashion design program offers a multifaceted course of study focused on the intersection of clothing and culture. Moving through a curriculum that begins with the foundational understanding of textiles, design, fashion history, research, and culture, students undertake projects exploring a spectrum of garment design problems, fabrication strategies, and visualization options. Thinking in abstract, visual, and futuristic terms, students work to shape the changing fashion landscape with purpose and relevancy.
This year’s show will highlight our program’s continued dedication to engaging fashion for the social good and with methods that preserve our planet for future generations. Our students have been engaging technology and sustainable practices while working creatively to communicate their vision for transitioning fashion into a positive force.
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required through the link. For those unable to attend in person, we will also livestream the show via YouTube; we request that you still register so we can send you the link.
The show’s lineup includes:
- No-waste Shibori-dyed, draped chiffon wraps
- Next generation shirts and pants
- Coachella-inspired designs incorporating vintage crochet squares, next-generation shirts and pants
- Kimono-inspired jackets
- Special occasion wear designed for St. Louis youth with disabilities
- Shape-shifting evening dresses with surprising geometry
- A collaboration with members of the Healing Action organization to raise awareness about sex trafficking in St. Louis, using the zero-waste RECLEM method to produce casual sportswear
- Garments made with repurposed textile materials from Found by the Pound, which considered what the future of our planet holds, how the fashion industry will shape it, and what types of garments will people need in the future