Photo gallery: Vital creations snag awards at 2022 AMDT Fashion Show

Skelton collection
Pepper Family Best in Show Award Winner Grace Skelton with her models and collection: “Ephemeral Autumn.”

Showcasing dozens of collections themed around life, renewal, and change, students in the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles presented the 39th annual WSU Fashion Show to a live audience, April 1 at Beasley Coliseum.

The show featured 14 senior designers from the Class of 2022, junior and sophomore class-created designs, as well as fashions by one 2021 senior who was not able to show works in last year’s virtual event.

Titled “Vitality,” the fashion show was organized by an all-AMDT student production class, and featured roughly 50 models recruited from the community and trained to walk on the runway.

Senior collections explored dozens of ideas: personality, exuberance, elegance, breaking limits, utility, humanity, mental health, Pacific Northwest trails, and the colors of the dawn.

Nine seniors won show awards for their creations:

  • Rising Star Award: Angelique Attalah
  • Social Awareness Award: Ciara MacDonald
  • Craftsmanship Award: Stone Duran
  • Diversity Award: Sydney Jensen
  • Visual Impact: Joseline Davila
  • Most Innovative Designer and Department Chair’s Choice Award: Keyondra White
  • Cutting Edge Award and Associate Dean’s Choice Award: Gene Brown
  • Most Marketable Collection and Dean’s Choice Award: Colby Van Dyk
  • Mollie Pepper Family Best of Show Award: Grace Skelton

View an album with more photos on the CAHNRS Flickr photostream.


Keyondra White
Keyondra White comes on stage for her collection, “All You: Unlocked.”
Model in white gown
A model shows one of the 2022 AMDT student-designed fashions.
Edeza-Rodriguez collection and models
Kasandra Edeza-Rodriguez with her model team and collection, “Nuestro Nivel.”
Gomez fashion group
Senior designer Luis Gomez, center in black, with his untitled collection, referencing earth tones, military silhouettes, and plenty of pockets.
Van Dyk with models and bouquet
Colby Van Dyk and her floral, pink-inspired collection, “Dianthus.”
Models with Mercedes Pinnell
Mercedes Pinnell joins models for her collection, “Sole.”
Stone Duran group
Stone Duran with his fashions, titled “Chrysanthemum.”
Sydney Jensen collection with models
Sydney Jensen with her collection, EOS, or “Of the Dawn.”
All You: Unlocked
Keyondra White’s full collection.
Gene collection AMDT Fashion Show
Gene Brown with her modeled collection, “Quiet Opulence.”
Brooks, center, with five models
Amiah Brooks, center, with models showing her bright, rhinestone-jeweled collection, “No Limits.”
Fashion models with Silva, standing
Isaac Silva shares his collection, “Broken Trails.”
Models with designer, on stage.
Ciara MacDonald with her designs, “Saving Grace.”
Joseline Davila and her collection, “The Starter Pack,” fashionable utility wear for females.
Production Crew
The AMDT Fashion Show Production Crew is thanked on stage.