Spring Shows Highlight Fashion and Textile Design Creativity

Spring in North Carolina can be counted on to bring a return to warmer weather, pollen coating every surface and NC State student shows and exhibitions. Tickets are on sale now for two exciting Wilson College of Textiles events happening soon: the 19th Annual AATS Fashion Exposé and the FTD: Emerging Designers Showcase.

Be sure to get your tickets. Space for each is limited.

19th Annual AATS Fashion Exposé

Presented by The African American Textile Society, the AATS Fashion Exposé is the longest running, student design competition on NC State’s campus. This awe-inspiring production began in 1997 and served as an outlet for student’s to showcase their design capabilities while competing for minimal scholarship funds. The show has evolved from its initial beginnings in the College of Textile’s Convocation Center to a full scale production now held in the 1,500 seat Talley Ballroom on main campus.

Fashion Exposé showcases the work of many diverse desingers each year. The 2015 show contained 15 student designers and more than 60 models walked the runway wearing the unique designs created by NC State’s very own students. Each year the production grows in size and as does the audience.

The focus of the 19th Annual AATS Fashion Exposé is on the present. The younger generations are revolutionizing what fashion means today. They’ve ditched extravagant patterns and have begun featuring monochromatic color schemes in their wardrobes. They are taking it back to simplicity, but with a twist.

 Tickets for the fashion show are $5 for students, $10 general admission, and $25 for VIP seating.  The show will be at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 7 in Talley Student Union.

Buy tickets here.

AATS 2016 slide

FTD: Emerging Designers Showcase

The Wilson College of Textiles presents the FTD: Emerging Designers Showcase on May 5. Join us as we celebrate the creativity and innovation of the Fashion and Textile Design class of 2016.

The exhibition opens at 5:30 p.m. and features the work of both the textile design and fashion design students. The runway show begins at 7 p.m. All events take place at Hunt Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh.

To learn more about the exhibition and designers, visit the event website.

Buy Tickets for the FTD: Emerging Designer Showcase here. Please note that space is limited.

FTD 2016 Showcase