Fashion activities outside the classroom
Mount Mary fashion program graduates have found exciting and challenging positions in creative design, technical design and product development with companies such as:
Experiences outside the classroom for fashion design majors involve student, clubs and organizations on campus, as well as several networking and career-related activities. Contact the department for more information on these opportunities, (414) 930-3243.
Networking & Career-Related Activities
Fashion design students have many opportunities to show off their skills and designs. Students also have competed in regional, national and international competitions such as the International Textiles and Apparel Association annual conference, Fashion Group International - Chicago. Students have won an impressive array of awards and been featured in professional publications.
Additionally, you can participate in workshops by internationally known designers or clothing companies who visit campus. In the summer, you can volunteer to help with Fashion Academy for high school students.
CREO Student-Designer Fashion Show
Latin for "to make, create, produce," CREO is an annual celebration of creativity that showcases student work from Mount Mary fine art, fashion, graphic design, art therapy and interior design programs. CREO is forward-thinking and ever-developing. It's an opportunity for a cross-generational audience to experience a cross-disciplinary slice of Milwaukee's creative talent.
Fashion students design and construct clothing and coordinate all aspects of a live fashion show. The event attracts hundreds of visitors and fashion enthusiasts each year. Awards for outstanding designs in a variety of categories are given to student designers each year—with prizes ranging from cash to products from manufacturers and retailers. A professional jury selects the award recipients.
The student Fashion Association promotes networking to create professional contacts and friendships among members. The group’s activities include rising money through closet sales, fundraisers to support middle and high school students to pursue fashion, notable speakers and a variety of social and service events. Past social activities have included craft making, bake sales, internship discussions and costume contests.
Contact any fashion faculty member to learn more about this club.