About The Collections

Stephens College fashion design students work throughout the school year to turn concepts into designs, and those designs into garments. Junior and senior designers create garments for a range of categories including creative denim, weekend wear, contemporary sportswear, and tailored designs.

The Jury of Selection consists of a panel of industry leaders and business professionals who are responsible for selecting the highest quality, most innovative pieces to be highlighted in the fashion show, as well as selecting student winners in each category. Past jurors have included supermodel Karlie Kloss and alumna Brianne Ratliff ’03 from Armani Exchange.

Fashion Marketing and Management (FMM), Fashion Communication (FCO), and Apparel Studies students are responsible for planning all details of the event; from the lighting and music down to hair and make-up.

THE COLLECTIONS has been a successful event since 1944 and often sells out before the day of the shows. At Stephens College — where students learn by doing — you don’t just read about the fashion industry, you experience it firsthand.