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Milquetoast: An Experimental Fashion Event

At the annual Experimental Fashion Event, artists and designers from the Fiber Department’s Multi Media Event class transform 2640 (St. John’s Church) into a venue for innovative fashion and costume design by pushing the boundaries of fashion and art through live performances and projected video.

Saturday, April 21, 2012, 6 and 9pm

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6:00 PM | 9:00 PM

Students’ designs tap into the power of clothing as a semiotic device, communicating constantly shifting ideas and beliefs about the body, social relationships and the spirit of the times. Their work speaks to the performative nature of fashion and the overlaps between the runway, the stage and the theater of the streets. This year, the name Milquetoast (meaning a timid person) was chosen as a counterpoint to the lively event and a tip of the hat to the political climate in this presidential election year. The evening will involve more than 150 people, from designers and their models to participating performers, including roving costumed characters. Music and sound will be provided by DJ J-No and other local musicians.


Antonina Clarke, Thea Curley, Naomi Davidoff, Natalie Ebaugh, Giovannie Flores, Morgan Frailey, Maya Lisa Akabane Graffagna, Alexz Giacobbe, Kelsey LaSeur, Jessica Marx, Caroline Milton, Michela Reina, Stephanie Santos, Anna Strain, Jacqueline Wadowsky and Katharine Weintraub; graphic design assistance provided by Alex Dougherty

Work from Milquetoast: An Experimental Fashion Event

  • Nebaugh
  • M Reina
  • Mama Said
  • K LaSeur
  • J Wadowsky
  • Cirque
  • ArtWalk 2011

View more images from this year's collection or from last year's Rack: An Experimenthal Fashion Show


2640 (St. John's Church), 2640 Saint Paul St.


$5, available at the MICA Bookstore, 1200 W. Mount Royal Ave. and store.mica.edu; limited tickets will be sold at the door for $10