Sound Armor by Simcha Smith. Photo courtesy of MSU ATD Fashion Design Program

Fashion Show Explores Classic to Avant-Garde Designs

The Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Art, Art History and Design presents their annual Apparel and Textile Design Student Fashion Show at the Wharton Performing Arts Center, 750 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing on April 28 at 7 p.m.

This juried fashion exhibition is a culmination of creative explorations ranging from sustainable to classic to avant-garde fashion.

The Apparel and Textile Design program emphasizes creativity and experimentation that mingles design with art. Students combine fine art, couture and technical design to create original garments, which reflect an understanding of global issues such as sustainability and cultural dress. The focus of the Apparel and Textile Design program is the research, design, and creation of avant-garde fashion designs. The Department of Art, Art History and Design is dedicated to the creation and historical study of the visual arts through its undergraduate and graduate degree programs in studio art, art education, art history, and apparel and textile design. Students are encouraged to develop aesthetic and conceptual awareness, perceptual and creative problem-solving skill, and informed judgment in a learning environmental that values the development of personal vision, critical inquiry and philosophical reflection.

Meet Lauren Paulauskas

MSU ATD Alum and Designer Lauren Paulauskas is a fashion designer, graphic artist and illustrator based in New York. She will share her design process and fashion design experiences on April 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the B130 Wells Hall at the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, 619 Red Cedar, in East Lansing.

Currently, Lauren works as the Lead Fashion Accessories Designer for Gina Group, an accessories design firm. Her work takes her across the world from Europe to Africa to South America doing textile research, and most recently, Hong Kong and Guangzhou for their seasonal Trade Exposition.

Architecture, graphic design, and interior design inform her aesthetics, but her goal as a designer is to accurately bring form, function and seasonal trend directions together into designs for each of her many prestigious clients.

Paulauskas is also serving as one of the featured judges for the Apparel and Textile Design fashion show.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit The ATD Fashion Design program can be followed on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
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