Threads: Fashion Show

Threads 2019: Point of Muse

Inspired by the past, influencing the future

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.

The 2019 fashion events took place on Sunday, April 28. See you next year!

Threads Fashion Show 2019 Point of Muse Poster

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.

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