SAVE the DATE for 2019: April 26, 2019


We are proud of the collaboration, and continued hard work from our committee members who have given their time and talents to ensure the success of A2W.

Justin Leblanc

Faculty Advisor

    Andy Hilts

    Student Director

      Clara May

      Assistant Student Director

        Jason Haskins

        Photography Director

          Claire Allison

          Graphic Designer

            Emily Parker

            Artistic Contributor

              Claire Tracy

              Photography Assistant

                Mikhail Vasquez

                Graphic Design Assistant

                  Kerrigan Barrington

                  Public Relations

                    Summerlyn Walker


                      Addie Milam

                      Food Fundraising

                        Sydney Cline

                        Food Fundraising

                          Tara Sullivan

                          Title Animator

                            Tori Hancock


                              2019 DESIGNERS

                              Each of our designers bring a  unique perspective in the classroom and on the runway, making A2W such a magical event. Each designer's collection is their interpretation of the theme: Circularity

                              Louis Bailey

                              JDJ Industrial Design

                                Grace Bilbao

                                Art + Design

                                  Cameron Elliott + Sam Lackey


                                    Christian Fuda

                                    Industrial Design

                                      Katie Harris

                                      Art + Design

                                        Olivia Koval

                                        Industrial Design

                                          Keshauna Parker

                                          Art + Design

                                            Katie Rant

                                            Art + Design

                                              Anthony Ross

                                              Industrial Design

                                                Sophie Wiseman-Floyd

                                                Industrial Design

                                                  Laura Wyker

                                                  Art + Design



                                                    Art2Wear (A2W) is celebrating its 17th year as a student-organized runway show that presents fashion, costume and wearable sculpture created by the students of the College of Design at NC State University. This annual event is organized and hosted by the College of Design’s Art + Design department and beyond to display juried examples of our best student work each spring through runway and exhibition.


                                                    A2W’s vision is to challenge our audience and designers to question the boundaries and conventional definitions of “fashion." We seek to explore new fashion ground and create new design pathways by encouraging our students to blend their technical skill with innovative technology.

                                                    “Fashion” as Defined by A2W

                                                    A product or sculptural piece that interacts with the body and serves as either a cultural artifact, an artistic expression, a reflector of society, outward illustration of a person’s identity (including but not limited to social class, religion, and ethnicity), starter of revolutions, economic building block, basic human need, or body covering.

                                                    Hours in Studio
                                                    Total Designers
                                                    Yards of Fabric
                                                    Pairs of Shoes Worn
                                                    The College of Design and A2W gave me the opportunity to not only complete the circle of creation by connecting my head with my heart through my hands but to be authentic, and inspired me to live a creative life. To this day, my experience and the lessons I learned through A2W continue to give me the confidence to dream big, the courage to take risks, and the passion to live creatively and intentionally.
                                                    VANSANA NOLINTHA

                                                    VANSANA NOLINTHA

                                                    Owner Bida Manda, A2W Designer 2008, 2009
                                                    Every year that it has been held, A2W has impressed audiences with its exceptional presentation of student creativity. NC State truly has no other event like it. By pushing students to think critically and question boundaries, A2W represents our ability to Think and Do the Extraordinary. These designers have bold ambition, the desire to innovate, and the determination to live creatively.
                                                    RANDY WOODSON

                                                    RANDY WOODSON

                                                    Chancellor, NC State University
                                                    The A2W Fashion Show had such an incredible impact on the course of my undergraduate work at NCSU’s College of Design. A2W challenged me, as a student focusing her work on numbers, surface design and garments, and costumes, to produce a quantity of quality garments that exemplified unusual and unique concepts and techniques. The biggest thrill of A2W for me was, and still is now, the audience — YOU!
                                                    ADRIENNE MCKENZIE

                                                    ADRIENNE MCKENZIE

                                                    Lecturer, A2W Designer 2009

                                                    KEVIN PERRY

                                                    Web Developer

                                                    KEVIN PERRY

                                                    Web Developer

                                                    KEVIN PERRY

                                                    Web Developer

                                                    KEVIN PERRY

                                                    Web Developer

                                                    KEVIN PERRY

                                                    Web Developer