Fashion Shows

When I was sewing and selling ‘pillow people’ in grammar school, I never imagined that 11 years later I would be presenting my collection at a big fashion show at a university.” – Lydia Wawrzyniak ’10 Double Major – Apparel Design & Apparel Merchandising 

The highlight of every academic year for the Apparel Department is its annual fashion show. Held each April, the show includes the design work of all apparel students from that year’s courses. 

In particular, the fashion show highlights the year’s Senior Collections. Each graduating senior apparel design major is required to design, construct and display a thematically linked collection of at least three garments. 

Working together, all senior apparel students are responsible for all aspects of the fashion show, including: 

  • Set coordination, construction and lighting
  • Poster and program design, including advertising sales
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Music
  • Hair and makeup
  • Model selection and training

Annual Spring Fashion Show

Each year, the Apparel Design & Merchandising department stages a spring fashion show. Join us for Illumination on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, 2015 in the Lund Auditorium, Fine Arts building. 

The runway show, presented by the senior students in the Dominican University Department of Apparel Design and Merchandising, will feature more than 100 garments and is entirely produced by students in the Apparel Design & Merchandising department.

For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit