Threads: Fashion Show

Threads 2019: Point of Muse

Inspired by the past, influencing the future

This year, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection!

Helen Louise Allen was a professor at the School of Human Ecology who traveled the world collecting beautiful and compelling textiles. She brought the textiles back to her students to broaden their understanding of the cultures, function, materials, aesthetic and belief systems from around the world. Helen left her collection to the school as a way to continue her legacy of hands-on learning. The collection has served as a muse to students for the last 50 years, and we hope will continue to inspire for generations to come.

Sunday, April 28 at 3pm & 6pm
Madison Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Ave
Earlybird prices (until April 21): $10 student, $25 adult
Ticket prices after April 21: $15 student, $35 adult
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Threads Fashion Show 2019 Point of Muse Poster

Get Involved!
Model and Performer Auditions:

February 23 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
March 2nd from 11:30pm to 2:30pm
Memorial Union


Please bring:

    • A pair of flats and a pair of heels that you feel comfortable walking in
    • Some water and snacks (you may be waiting around for a little bit)
  • Wear more fitted clothing, things that you can easily walk in! We ask that you try to wear solid colors such as black or white!

No modeling experience is required, all are welcome!

If you have any questions please email

About Threads

The Threads Fashion Show is an annual celebration showcasing student work from the Textiles and Fashion Design Program in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This large-scale design and fashion event is produced with the collaborative participation of students across the campus. With music, lights, performance and runway, Threads seeks to engage the Madison community in the excitement and appreciation of contemporary design.

Questions? Reach out to us! Email us at, and follow us on instagram at @uw_threads!

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