This year, reality has changed for all of us. We are physically distant but globally connected. We spend most of our time at home with our families. We see friends and grandparents on zoom. These changes have permeated everything from how we work, how we design, how we think, and how we dream. 

Watch Threads 2021: Reality? Virtual Design and Fashion Event, a socially-distant, large-scale outdoor video projection. Take a step onto the virtual runway with UW-Madison’s Textile and Fashion Design students as they explore their new reality.  

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Student Online Exhibitions

Take a deeper look into the minds of 2021’s Reality? Student Designers. Learn what techniques, processes, and outside factors influenced their collections.

2021 Threads: Reality?

This year, reality has changed for all of us. We are physically distant but globally connected. We spend most of our time at home with our families. We see friends and grandparents on zoom. These changes have permeated everything.

What Is Reality? An Interview With Dr. Charles Raison

As part of Threads 2021: Reality, Design and Fashion Event, the student team talks to Dr. Charles Raison about the nature of reality.

Textile & Fashion Design 2020 Fall Virtual Showcase

The Textile and Fashion Design (TFD) Fall Showcase features the work of upper-level TFD undergraduates. Watch the Showcase by clicking the link below or on our Facebook page.

Threads of Hope Community Mural

Bound together as a collective voice, these individual squares become united in a chorus of connection. Though there are different expressions among the individual compositions, “Threads of Hope” offers a unified message of student reflections.