Annual Fashion Runway Benefit

About the Benefit

Woodbury University’s annual fashion runway serves as a platforms from our student designers to exhibit their creativity but also functions as a real-world simulation of the fashion industry. This event involves our students in every stage, from conceptualization to execution, allowing them to navigate the complexities of a high-profile runway show. By actively participating in tasks such as garment preparation, model coordination, and event management, students gain invaluable practical skills that transcend the classroom. This event becomes a transformative educational journey ensuring that our students graduate with a holistic grasp of the industry they are poised to enter.

59th Annual: Parallel Universes

In Pictures: The 55th Annual Fashion Show

Parallel universe: (in fantasy or science fiction) a world conceives of as coexisting with and having certain similarities to the known world but different from it in some fundamental way. (Oxford Dictionary)

Art/design is the ability to objectively consider ideas that contradict each other”. Parallel design is the process of designing several solutions for the same design problem. The idea is to explore multiple options and approaches to produce more valuable outputs.


Date: May 9th, 2024

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Alex Theatre, Glendale, California

Tickets for the 59th Annual Woodbury University Fashion Runway Benefit “Parallel Universes,” are now available to purchase! Tickets are $25 for General Admission, get yours today!

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In our exploration of the theme Parallel Universes, we will not only be looking at multiple options and approaches, but we will also look at parallels from both a formal and conceptual perspectives. What happens when we use contrasting perspectives and concepts together? What happens when we use the elements and variables of design to create contrast, emphasis, and dynamic form within the figure ground relationship? And this year, in collaboration with the Fashion Design Department, we’ll examine the above in relation to human body as well. 

For any questions please reach out to us via email at [email protected].

In Pictures: The 55th Annual Fashion Show
InnerVision: Fashion Show 2018
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In Pictures: The 55th Annual Fashion Show
InnerVision: Fashion Show 2018
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Alumni Honorees

Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year
Brittany Diego (Class of 2016) 
Forbes 30 Under 30; fashion stylist; fashion mentor turned fashion career coach! View her online at fashionmentor.co.

Emerging Fashion Designer of the Year
Donny White (Class of 2022) 
Designs, LLC; launched a polo shirt collection; view him online at donnywhitedesigns.com.

Costume Designer of the Year
Brea Holmes (Class of 2016) 
Films, shorts, and music clips; view her online at breaholmescostumedesign.com.

Please Join Us

for a spectacular evening of fashion honoring BLACK DESIGN COLLECTIVE and two of its founders, TJ WALKER + KEVAN HALL

Thomas “TJ” Walker

Kevan Hall


Founded in 2018, the Black Design Collective is comprised of accomplished fashion industry professionals-of-color who seek to amplify the influence of and create opportunities for the community of Black apparel and accessory designers and costume designers within the US and abroad. The BDC mission is rooted in the promotion of Scholarship, Mentorship, and Entrepreneurship within emerging generations of Black fashion design talent. Through this work, the BDC aims at ultimately fostering an independent and self-sustaining Black fashion community.


Support Our Fashion Students

Join us in supporting our talented Woodbury fashion design students in our 59th Annual Runway Benefit “Parallel Universes!”

To make a Gift-in-kind Donation, or for questions, please email [email protected]. A Gift-in-Kind Donation includes Items that help produce the show and/or giveaway items.

The Fashion Show Fund

History of our Fashion Design Program

Woodbury University’s fashion design program has a rich history that spans several decades. Established with a commitment to fostering creativity and innovation in the realm of fashion, our program has consistently evolved to meet the dynamic needs of the industry and has produced talented graduates who have made significant contributions to the fashion world. Our curriculum combines both traditional craftsmanship and cutting edge technology, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the field. Over the years, our fashion design program has forged partnerships with industry leaders, offering students valuable opportunities for internships and real-world experience.

About our Fashion Design Program

Woodbury’s Fashion Design program is tailored to meet the needs of students wishing to enter the challenging and exciting world of fashion and costume. Woodbury’s professional faculty and industry experts teach all aspects of fashion design and the innovative developments in the fashion industry.

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