IDFS Showcase of Excellence

The Interior Design and Fashion Studies 2023 Showcase of Excellence will be a digital gallery on the IDFS Showcase of Excellence Website AND a live runway event at the K-State Alumni Center.

Runway Show

Thursday, April 20, 2023
K-State Alumni Center
Runway show 7 p.m. ; Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Formal attire welcome!
Tickets are $15, includes all fees and must be prepaid through Eventbrite. Must show eTicket for entry.

K-State Student Deadlines

K-State student projects are pre-invited by faculty. The K-State student completes the online 2023 Showcase Submission form for each project to provide project information and a link to a OneDrive folder with project files. Additionally, garments for the runway are due to Dr. Haar by the deadlines.

Deadline for ALL 2022 projects is Friday, February 24, 2023, by noon
Deadline for Spring 2023 projects is Friday, March 24, 2023, by noon

Middle/ High School Student Deadlines

We are happy to once again feature outstanding work by middle and high school students. Entries, via the 2023 Middle/High School Application Form, will be reviewed by a panel of jurors for acceptance for the IDFS website showcase gallery or the runway event. Entries may be digital or physical fashion or interior design projects; however, for the review process all entries are submitted electronically through the application form.

Deadline for Entry via online application form is Friday, February 24, 2023 by noon
Jury results will be emailed March 10, 2023
If selected, garments are due by Friday, March 24, 2023 4:00 p.m. More information will be emailed to selected entrants.


The Showcase of Excellence fashion show and website gallery are events of the annual IDFS Student Symposium. Student projects and accomplishments are recognized and made available for public and industry professional viewing. The fashion show and website are produced by IDFS K-State students.


The 2020-2024 theme is Our Legacy

In 1870, 150 years ago, the State of Kansas authorized the development of an academic program that would empower women through a college education. They understood that women on the western frontier of the US needed knowledge and skills to be able to support themselves and their families, to help their families thrive in challenging locations and to make their new frontier communities healthy and vibrant. Our department’s roots are in those very first courses taught to women at the first operating school created under the Morrill Act, Kansas State Agricultural College.

Sewing was among the first courses taught in the Farm and Domestic Economy program. Soon after they added other coursework related to healthy and efficient household management. Today, we continue the tradition excellence by empowering our students and graduates, both women and men, to have meaningful lives and productive careers.

Awards & Recognitions

Student awards and recognitions will be celebrated at the live event.

For more information, contact Sherry Haar at