APRIL 14, 2017  / 7 – 9 PM / FREE / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Wearables & Soft Goods projects developed in Advanced Sewing Design  (Summer & Fall only) feed into Design Runway each Spring.


 DESIGN RUNWAY is a yearly advanced Course & Show

FINAL OUTPUT FOR THE COURSE – 3 minute movie, Collection Book, project display, and live performance or runway type presentation.

The Design Runway Course is part of the Wearables + Soft Goods program in the Product Design department.  The course is open to all majors but it for advance undergrad. or Grad. students only.  The course culminates in an event that is a curated multi-media showcase of apparel, accessories, soft goods, and print design by industrial design and visual art students.

Design Runway is lead by faculty Justine Parish, apparel and fashion designer along with support from faculty Kevin Beard, design entrepreneur and brand creator, and Sewing Lab faculty.


Wearables and Soft Goods: program in Product Design

Rooted in the industrial design process, the focus of this program is on products worn on or by the body – footwear, clothing, headwear, equipment, bags and accessories with an emphasis on human-centered design process, problem-solving, form language, materials exploration and 3-D fabrication.