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Fashion Design at Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI

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From the Mount Mary University website, 2023: “Mount Mary University’s fashion bachelor’s degree program was the first in the nation to start a four-year fashion degree program. When you're a fashion design student, you work directly with experienced faculty who have connections with prominent brands such as Harley-Davidson, Fashion Angels, Kohl's, Jockey, Lands' End. With small class sizes, you get the attention and mentorship all fashion greats deserve.

“Our notable fashion design alumnae include Donna Ricco '81, who designed a dress worn by First Lady Michelle Obama on “The View;” Karen Davidson '81, who started the branded line of Harley-Davidson MOTORCLOTHES and Eliza Audley '91, who designed athletic apparel worn by professional tennis player Lisa Raymond and by other tennis stars during the 2012 London Olympics.

“Each year Fashion Design and Merchandise Management majors collaborate to plan, produce and manage a professional caliber fashion show featuring student modeling the work of design students. This show, is a part of a larger celebration of the School of Arts and Design which showcases work of all the School departments with an exhibit of art and design student achievement. Branded as CREO, this annual tradition offers many learning opportunities and draws over 1000 guests.

“Each year fashion students travel to either New York City or Paris for a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion industry and to explore social justice issues related to fashion and textiles. Destinations alternate each year. These unique study experiences typically occur during winter break.”

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