The 2017 Northwood Style Show - Fashion & History Meet on the Runway


“The style show is about the event planning necessary in the fashion business. What the audience sees is just a small part of the work that students put into career-focused activities such as planning, budgeting, negotiating, managing, and marketing. Students learn so much through this experience before they go out into the workplace.” – Dr. Patricia Timm, Academic Dean-Michigan Campus

“Our student designers produced amazing collections for the show. Since Northwood doesn’t have a design program, it’s always a wonderful surprise for the audience to see the students’ creativity and skill. Students who worked on the show – from Fashion Marketing and Management majors to those in accounting and automotive – stretched their comfort zones. We grew as individuals and as a team.” – Emily Williams, sophomore and Style Show design chair

“The students who work on the style show are passionate about the industry. Whether they put their design skills out on the runway or use their talents behind the scenes, students discover that fashion can fuel an amazing variety of dreams. Support from our Northwood alumni – as audience members, donors, mentors, and partners – helps ensure the style show is a valuable and sustainable experiential learning effort.” – Dr. Patricia Timm, Academic Dean-Michigan Campus