“Intertwined,” FADS Fashion Show, Picnic Day 2023
The UC Davis Fashion and Design Society (FADS) will present “Intertwined,” the 2023 Picnic Day Fashion Show, on April 15. The event will spotlight fashion created and executed by Department of Design undergraduate students in the Signature Collections course.
The event will be presented live and outdoors on the Cruess Hall Makerspace Courtyard at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
This year, the popular Picnic Day event features 12 student-created collections which display a wide range of concepts from sustainability, minimalism, craftsmanship to cultural diversity merged into aesthetic qualities of each outfit.
“We are once again very excited to host Department of Design’s long lasting tradition the Picnic Day Fashion Show at our Maker Space Courtyard,” said Gozde Goncu Berk, associate professor and instructor of the Signature Collections course. ”Along with an exhibition that displays this year’s designers’ processes and other works from textiles to wearable technologies. This year’s fashion show ‘Intertwined’ will showcase highly creative collections with very playful pieces to outfits with a strong focus on sustainability and cultural diversity.”
“In 2022 we moved the show outdoors to showcase the Department of Design spaces and to truly become part of Picnic Day,” said Julia Amber Dang, executive director and president of FADS. “Hosting the show outdoors enables us to have more audience members and to allow some attendees to stand through the show for no fee.”
$10 tickets may be purchased in advance at the UC Davis Ticket Office, located on the north side of Aggie Stadium, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by phone (530) 752-2471 during the same hours, or online at design.ucdavis.edu.
In addition to the fashion show, the UC Davis Design Museum in Cruess Hall will be open noon to 4 p.m. on Picnic Day for “From Concept to Creation: Inspired Shoe Design by Chris Francis.”
For updated details on the fashion show, please visit the FADS website.
The Department of Design is housed in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, and is the only comprehensive design program within the University of California system.