Authenticity: 25th Annual Benefit Fashion Show

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) presents Authenticity, the 25th Annual Benefit Fashion Show, a runway-style showcase of student-designed fashion that will take place on Friday, April 13, 9 p.m., and Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m., at MICA’s Falvey Hall, 1301 W Mt. Royal Ave.

Organized by Architectural Design B.F.A. student Brandon Brooks (Director) and Art History, Theory & Criticism B.F.A. student Cynthia Fang (Assistant Director), Authenticity features 16 individual fashion lines created by 20 designers representing the College’s Fiber, Painting, Illustration, General Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Interdisciplinary Sculpture programs, among others.

Sponsored by MICA’s Center for Identity and Inclusion, the Annual Benefit Fashion Show raises money for the Center’s diversity programming and scholarly initiatives for students.

“It has been 25 years since the Benefit Fashion Show began as a program of MICA’s Black Student Union,” said Clyde Johnson, MICA’s associate dean at the Center for Identity and Inclusion. “Since then, the fashion show has grown to encompass the College’s larger diversity and inclusion initiatives, and is one of the year’s most anticipated events on campus.”

The theme of Authenticity was conceived to highlight the idea of being genuine to oneself, and the designers contribute to this conversation with fashions that speak to the nature of their identities.

“With this year’s historic milestone, we are celebrating, honoring and contemplating the show’s authentic roots. The designers represented in Authenticity expand upon the original mission of the fashion show as a place to celebrate identity and diversity. We are thrilled for the audience to enjoy our designers’ candid and forthright take on their definition of authenticity,” Brooks and Fang said in statement.



AJ Oehm and Courtney Banh, Andrea Barnes and Maddy Lavosky, Cathy Lin, Chaahat Thakker, Chris Chapa, Dani Brodsky and Robin Vuitch, David Correa, Diana Eusebio, Karryl Eugene, Kelly Zhong, Nick Weihe, Rheagen King, Sarina Angell, Shanna Hollis, Shelby Slayden and Kayleigh Efird, and Will Grimm


Friday, April 13, 9:00pm
Saturday, April 14, 8:00pm


Brown Center: Falvey Hall 
1301 W Mt. Royal Ave.


Tickets can now be purchased through the MICA Store! 
1501 W Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21217
Or buy your tickets online by clicking here!

Friday's ticket prices:

Saturday's ticket prices:

     • Students: $7
     • Faculty / Staff: $12
     • General Admission: $20
     • Students: $15
     • General Admission: $20 


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