Art2Wear (A2W) is an educational event where students gain experience by coordinating and producing an annual show. Young designers are challenged to imagine, create, and inspire by expressing their point of view through wearable art. This highly anticipated fashion show fuses the talents of both NC State’s College of Design and College of Textiles, exposing student designers to the broader field of fashion. A2W attracts approximately 4,000 attendees in addition to encouraging participation by engaging the student body, the Raleigh community, and the broader design industry.
A2W’s vision is to inspire and challenge our audience and designers to think about clothing in a different way. We plan to evolve from a highly anticipated event at NC State into a fashion focal point for the entire east coast. A2W’s intention is to establish and expand committed support from within the University, the city of Raleigh, and the creative community.