It is still the beginning of the year but preparing for the spring fashion show is underway. After designing and planning our senior collections within the first few weeks of classes, the Apparel Design and Technology seniors have begun producing their collections. To source our fabrics, we took a day off from classes and went to Chicago. We drove university vehicles into the city in search of the perfect textiles. Everyone searched through dozens of bolts of fabric at three different fabric stores for the day. I ended up with a giant bag of fabric which I can’t wait to cut into and create beautiful garments.
— Kelsey Leliaert, Apparel Technology & Design