Spring 2013 “Discover” Fashion Show makes the pages of Springfield Lifestyle magazine. To read the complete article, please follow the attached link:
Congratulations to the MSU Fashion Program for being ranked #70 on the top 75 Fashion Design Schools in US by Fashion-Schools.org! Fashion-Schools.org endeavors to be the authoritative online resource for students seeking information about fashion school programs and careers in fashion. On their site students can review degree information from hundreds of schools as well as profiles of myriad fashion professions. http://www.fashion-schools.org/articles/top-75-fashion-design-schools-us
Please follow the attached link to view photos from the spring 2013 “Discover” Fashion Show.
Congratulations to Alaina Aylward, a junior from Blue Springs High School and Destinee Douty, a junior from Everton High School for being selected as finalist for the 2013 Aspiring Designer of the Year Scholarship Competition.
Prospective candidates were required to submit a letter of recommendation from a high school faculty member, a personal essay on how fashion design has influenced them, and finally, they were required to submit photos of a personally designed
and constructed garment.
Alaina constructed a straight leg pants with lace overlay, a chiffon bow tied blouse, and a bomber style jacket. While Destinee constructed a white wedding gown with satin bodice and a flower petaled satin skirt.
After a very close vote by the faculty of the department, Alaina was selected as the winner of the 2013 Aspiring Designer of the Year. She was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the Department of Fashion and Interior Design as well as a $200 Missouri State University Bookstore gift card upon conclusion of the spring 2013 “Discover” fashion show.
Congratulations to both finalist on their hard work!
This event showcases the collections of our seniors and original designs from students in the department.
When: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Doors open at 3 p.m.
Show starts at 4 p.m.
Where: Springfield Expo Center; 635 East St. Louis Street, Springfield, MO. 65806
Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Tickets may be purchased in the Park Central Office Building, or by contacting Mrs. Roberts, 417-836-5136, or
A silent auction will begin at 3 p.m. and a Cash Bar will be provided.
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Missouri State University Interior Design Senior Showcase 2013
Missouri State University Interior Design Senior class cordially invites you to attend their senior showcase. The students will be displaying the best of their work, including commercial and residential projects, artwork, custom furniture designs and lighting.
When: April 5, 2013- First Friday Art Walk 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Veridian Event Center; 309 South Avenue. Springfield, MO. 65806
Hor d’overes and cash bar provided. There will be a silent auction to benefit the student chapter of ASID and will include student designs and industry donations.
This summer, Katy Jessee, a senior fashion merchandising and design student from Dora, won the ninth cycle of Outdoor Retailer’s Project OR competition. Held during Summer Market 2012, Project OR is a 48-hour concept-to-prototype design competition meant to inspire innovative outdoor fashion.
During the competition, the student designers had unprecedented access to the most technical performance fabrics and garment components. Katy’s winning look included a tailored, menswear inspired jacket and cropped jean, produced for a cyclist in the Northwest.
On the court to congratulate Katy is Dr. Earle Doman, vice president for student affairs. Ladies and gentlemen, please acknowledge Katy Jessee’s outstanding work in fashion design. She is in The BancorpSouth Academic Spotlight.
Please click the attached link to watch Katy’s feature.
Winners for The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield scholarship competition have recently been announced. Missouri State University interior design students: Shannon Brown, Carissa Morrow, and Elizabeth Wilson were each awarded a $500.00 scholarship. The Springfield Design Association also announced the winners of their $650.00 annual scholarship. Students Shannon Brown and Carissa Morrow were selected from a pool of applicants. Congratulations students!
Missouri State University fashion merchandising and management alumni and Modern Society owner, Andrea Christy, was recently featured during “Entrepreneur Week” on KOZL’s Ozark’s Live @ 4. Andrea discusses how her classes at Missouri State prepared her for the challenges of business ownership.
To view Andrea’s interview, please click on the following link.
Applications are now being taken for the Study Away trip to Italy and Greece for this summer, May 23 to June 9. HID students can substitute the trip for one of their design history classes. There is a $500.00 scholarship available to all trip participants who were a freshman entering MSU in 2009 or 2010. Contact Marciann Patton with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org