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University Fashion Group


Division of Textiles & Apparel

College of Natural Sciences

The University of Texas at Austin

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University Fashion Group


Division of Textiles & Apparel

College of Natural Sciences

The University of Texas at Austin

University Fashion Group (UFG) is a student organization within the University of Texas at Austin whose mission is to promote principles from the arts, sciences, and humanities vis-à-vis the world of apparel design, retail merchandising, textile science, and textiles conservation. Membership is open to all students who desire to develop lasting friendships and future opportunities geared towards exploring the apparel industry.

Members from the group become involved with Austin’s fashion community by working backstage at local fashion shows including events associated with Austin Fashion Week, Tribeza Style Week, Simon Malls, and the many boutiques and designers that Austin is home to. Members also become involved with New York’s fashion industry by working backstage twice a year at New York Fashion Week. In the past, UFG has worked with Project Runway, Lela Rose, Tess Giberson, Timo Weiland, and Trina Turk.

UFG also organizes the annual UT senior fashion show. The fashion show is an outstanding opportunity for senior design majors to show what UT’s fashion design program has to offer. UFG is proud to promote fashion on campus to a variety of students and the Austin community.

Our organization works on a point system in which members earn points based on attendance and involvement in general meetings, socials, and committees. Membership dues are $30/semester or $50/year, and only official members receive access to our weekly newsletter which contains UFG updates and various internship and job opportunities.

At Topshop x Nordstrom for our 2014 Fall Social

Socials

We host social events several times a semester to get to know new members and form friendships. For every UFG event attended, members are rewarded with points.

PR Committee ushering guests at "Spectrum"

Community

The fashion scene in Austin thrives from creativity and professionalism. UFG works with many other organizations to provide experience working backstage and producing events.

Backstage with Trina Turk before her FW14 showcase at NYFW

Networking

Guest speakers at meetings offer an inside on specific jobs in the industry. Attending meetings or working with our team enables members to meet professionals and exchange information.

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Next Meeting


Next General Meeting

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

6:30 PM in GEA 105

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Next Meeting


Next General Meeting

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

6:30 PM in GEA 105

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The UT Fashion Show


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The UT Fashion Show


UFG works with the Textiles and Apparel Division to put on the annual UT fashion show featuring garments by our senior apparel design students. The show is held at the Frank Erwin Center every year and has grown from an audience of 500 in 1997 to 5,000 in 2014. For this year's show... we can only imagine.

Leading up to April 23, 2015 for Fusion, our website and social media profiles are the go-to sources for all the latest updates regarding the show and the designers. Tickets are free of charge and will be available to the general public starting March 23rd at the Erwin Center box office. Doors open at 5:30PM for the display of our Cotton Room, and the runway show will start at 7:15PM.

Our show would not be where it is today without our determined and hard-working students that are part of the designing team and/or the production unit, our incredibly encouraging staff of professors that carry us throughout the entire journey, and all our wonderful sponsors and contributors from around the community. We hope to see you all at Fusion.

A sincere thank you for all of your generosity:

Lexus of Austin
Presenting sponsor since 2013

The University Co-op
Sponsor since 2002

Carla McDonald
Head of the Fashion Mentor/Mentee Program