2019 CCAD Fashion Show returns to campus for CCAD’s 140th anniversary

Nov 15, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus College of Art & Design marks its 140th anniversary in 2019, and with the anniversary comes a return of the perennially favorite CCAD Fashion Show to the college’s campus in Downtown Columbus.

The 2019 CCAD Fashion Show—the school’s major fundraising event for student scholarships—will take place on Friday, May 10, 2019. Not only will the evening showcase new looks on the runway, but attendees also will experience the campus’ fresh face, courtesy of the Creative Campus beautification initiative. This city of Columbus public service project has improved streets, sidewalks, and aesthetic elements in and around CCAD’s campus.

“CCAD has been a hub of creativity in Columbus for 140 years,” said Suzanne Cotton, Chair of CCAD’s Fashion Design program. “While the CCAD Fashion Show hasn’t been around for quite that long (the college hosted its first such event in the ’80s), attending the show has become a tradition for people who are passionate about fashion.”

Columbus is the no. 3 fashion city in the U.S., and the juried CCAD Fashion Show is a prime venue for showing off work by top student designers, many of whom go on to be employed by big-name Columbus retailers.

The 2019 CCAD Fashion Show will feature a wide variety of clothing, with previous years showcasing everything from adaptive childrenswear for kids with disabilities to unisex clothes inspired by insects.

Ticket sales and proceeds from 2019 CCAD Fashion Show will fund CCAD scholarships.

About the CCAD Fashion Show

2019 CCAD Fashion Show
Friday, May 10, 2019
On the campus of Columbus College of Art & Design

The CCAD Fashion Show showcases the latest work from top student designers. Tickets for the 2019 CCAD Fashion Show will go on sale in late November 2018. All proceeds from the evening benefit the general scholarship fund, which nurtures developing talent across all majors at CCAD. Tickets start at $125. For more information, visit ccad.edu/fashionshow.

About Columbus College of Art & Design

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States, and in 2019, the college is celebrating 140 years of creative excellence. CCAD offers 12 BFA programs and two master’s programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit ccad.edu.

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