Featuring garments entirely designed and created by UChicago students, the MODA Fashion Show is an annual celebration of arts and fashion at UChicago. Almost 200 students are directly involved in producing the event, which draws hundreds of attendees from UChicago and local communities every year. The event includes a pre-show cocktail reception, a musical performance, live entertainment, a runway show, and a complimentary after-party at a chic downtown location.
Our annual Fashion Show is MODA's signature event, one of the largest student organized events held during the year, and a staple of UChicago culture and campus life. The event showcases student designs from our Designer Boot Camp Program and partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The event doubles as the launch for the spring issue of MODA Magazine, which features the work of student designers, models, writers, photographers, stylists, and editors. Our team of student models celebrates the diversity of our student body. Finally, the Show gives students hands-on experience at the intersection of arts and business, and offers the city a lesser-known side of UChicago.
For more information, check out the Chicago Maroon's write-up and watch the highlights video below from our 2018 show.