Fashion Design

Student designers set to showcase creations at Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show

By Sarah Appel, CAHNRS Academic Programs This weekend, 16 WSU seniors will watch their designs walk the runway at the 36th annual Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show. After months and years of hard work, the students will watch their diplomas get closer with each step. The fashion show is this Friday, April 12, at 6:00 pm in […]

Graphic design from poster, showing an out of focus woman in an orange and red painted dress surrounded by orange and red dots with the word Emerge in script.

Design student uses love of sustainability to inspire fashion show lineup

By Sarah Appel, CAHNRS Academic Programs It’s that one t-shirt most people have. The one that jumps out at an unsuspecting shopper who can’t resist but fork over money for the piece of clothing. After being worn three times, the shirt is stretched and faded. This type of clothing is what inspired senior WSU Apparel, […]

Hoblin runs a piece of gray fabric through a sewing machine.

Senior design student draws on her own life force as inspiration for fashion show line-up

By Sarah Appel, CAHNRS Academic Programs “I want my people to feel powerful. I want them to put on my clothes and feel as though that they could take over the world,” said WSU student Madison Norman. Madison, a Fashion Design major, is one of the 16 senior designers preparing to have their designs walk the […]

Madison wears a hat and t-shirt, posing with a phanny pack stuffed full of thread, needles, and other sewing and design equipment.

‘We Trust in God, but Sell for Cash’: Successful Turn-of-the-Century Dressmaker, Businesswoman Subject of WSU Exhibit

PULLMAN, Wash.—Lucy A. Stevenson would have been considered a woman ahead of her time for owning a dress- and hat-making business in 1901. That she started the business at age 60 in turn-of-the-century Issaquah, Wash., put her in the ranks of women making history in even rural corners of the world.

A Twist on Victor/Victoria: WSU Student’s Unisex Style Collection Offers Unique Approach to Sustainability

PULLMAN, Wash.—For Women’s History Month in March, one Washington State University student is exploring how unisex apparel lends itself to sustainability through her master’s thesis design collection. Chiayun Corrine Tsai will present a video of her collection and research during a reception from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, that opens WSU’s March “Reinterpreting Reality” […]