Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence
“The student designers who receive the opportunity to participate in The Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence represent the best in innovation, craftsmanship and creativity of emerging talent in Chicago. The selected designers are some of the leading students in fashion design from their respective programs” (Driehaus Design Initiative). Chosen to participate in an exclusive fashion show and competition
All five pieces of the Swallowed Collection were exhibited at the Driehaus Fashion Show on April 27, 2018. There was a video before the models walked the runway that featured images and music of Venice, setting the tone for the collection. The evening was full of excitement as several student’s collections walked down the runway, each different, but special. This event was as meant to raise money for Fashion Design programs in Chicago, while also incorporating a contest where students could win money to help fund their fashion career.