6 Things You Didn’t Know About Threads Fashion Show

Story and Video by Hailee Kaske

Central Michigan University is the home of annual Threads Fashion Show. This show is proudly planned, promoted and produced by students — Threads producers Alyssa Kohler, Alexis Kelly and Leah Robinson.

  1. Threads is a non-profit event. All of the money made from Threads goes back into the production, promotion and overall cost.
  2. Threads started out without designers. The first show was produced by merchandisers, and they reached out to retail stores to borrow clothing for the show. They showed off their styling skills with these clothes.
  3. The production for each show starts a year in advance. Right after each show ends, production for the next starts immediately.
  4. The production team are not all fashion majors. Students range from all majors on the production team, and each of them bring a different quality needed to put on such a huge event.
  5. The designers are judged by anonymously. The judges are chosen by the submissions committee and producers. They are anonymous to ensure that no judging is biased before the fashion show.
  6. The VIP reception is put on by the catering and interior design class. All majors can gain experience by being involved in Threads, not just fashion.