Fashion Without Fabric

Be a part of the magic, excitement and creativity when innovative fashion--without a stitch of fabric--hits the runway.
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Unexpected Couture Returns to the Runway.

"Philias & Phobias"
April 6, 2024 | 7:00 p.m.

On April 6, 2024, more than 250 students will present unconventional fashion designs themed around "Philias and Phobias" to a sold out crowd. By the night of the big show, our student teams will have selected a word that functions as a prefix to both theme concepts (e.g. technophilia/technophobia or bibliophilia/bibliophobia) and spent weeks giving life to form as they prepare to walk the runway.    

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2024 Runway Judges

  • Katherine Frank, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Steve Marsh, Senior Writer, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine 
  • Molly Uravitch, Assistant Professor of Art, Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD)

Fashion Without Fabric Scholarship

In collaboration with industry partners and alumni, the School of Art & Design will award two $1,000 scholarships to the winners of the highly competitive and exciting Fashion Without Fabric Show. Your gifts will ensure that our students continue to be exposed to academic excellence combined with the challenge of real world simulations and be acknowledged for their achievements.

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Help support Fashion Without Fabric by donating to the student scholarship fund.
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Revisit 2023 Fashion Without Fabric.

Fashion Without Fabric 2023, “Inventions and Innovations," showcased the creative work of 280 students, whose designs were composed of anything but fabric. 

Past Events & Related News

Invitation to innovation: Supporters, community celebrate students’ creative, scholarly and athletic activities

Destination Weekend, April 14-15, features Fashion Without Fabric, polytechnic exhibition and more
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Scholarships awarded for top design in Fashion Without Fabric

An entry built for the runway was named the grand prize winner in the annual Fashion Without Fabric student show at UW-Stout.
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Bodies of Work

Backstage and behind the scenes of Fashion Without Fabric
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A look inside Fashion Without Fabric 2013 / UW-Stout