(photo: Cirque d’Armoire by Naomi Davidoff will be featured in Milquetoast.)

In April, Transcend , the Annual Benefit Fashion Show, and Milquetoast, an Experimental Fashion
Event, will give MICA students the ability to showcase their abilities to create inventive clothing that inspires thought
and action. These two distinct shows—both featuring original, purposeful designs—aim to usher in a new view of
fashion and offer a fresh perspective on design, proving once again that Baltimore is a center of fashion and design

MICA (the Maryland Institute College of Art btw..) has one of the strongest fashion/textiles departments in the country. Each April, the kidz get to show off a bit. We’re looking forward to this year’s crop of yung ‘uns. Here’s a sample.

Design by Jacqueline Wadowsky for Milquetoast (Photo by Anna Friemoth). Wadowsky’s work is inspired by stories of obsessed explorers and the objects of their quest. Her theatrical costumes attempt to capture these mythic relationships.


From the Rise of the Alters line by Amelia Stinnette and Erik Clark, featured in the 2012 MICA Annual Benefit Fashion Show, Transcend. (Photo by Derek Blanks ’00)


Design by Leanna Pascual for 2012 MICA Annual Benefit Fashion Show, Transcend. (Photo by Derek Blanks ’00)

Transcend: Annual Benefit Fashion Show

Designers: Jessica Marx and Alexz Giacobbe, Michelle Kim, Stephanie Santos, Allina Liu, Jordan Matthews, Olivia
Taliaferro, Hayley Martell, Samantha Bloom, Evyn Fong and Kurina Sohn, Amelia Stinnette and Erik Clark, and Leanna

When: Friday, April 13, 9 p.m. (MICA Community Show) and Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m. (General Public Show)
Where: Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Tickets: $15 Students, $20 General Public (MICA Community Show: $7 Students; $12 Faculty and Staff), available at
the MICA Bookstore, 1200 W. Mount Royal Ave. and store.mica.edu

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

When: Saturday, April 21, 6 and 9 p.m.
Where: 2640 (St. John’s Church), 2640 Saint Paul St.
Tickets: $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

There’s  additional fashion related events in the coming months as well. Check it:

Alumni Fashion Panel
Friday, March 30, 6–7:30 p.m.
Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
MICA will welcome several fashion-forward panelists back to the College to speak about their experiences in
the industry. This free event is sponsored by the Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development.

Lecture: Gary Graham
Tuesday, April 3, 11:30 a.m.
Brown Center: Room 320, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
New York City-based fashion designer Gary Graham’s background in costume and textile design is evident
season after season. His collections are rich with casual luxury and a sense of history. Signature prints and
jacquards are designed to incorporate visual clues that articulate the underlying themes of each collection.

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