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Without End-of-Year School Fashion Shows, How Are Design Graduates Showcasing Their Work?

Finishing thesis collections and showcasing them from quarantine has created both challenges and opportunities for fashion school grads.

Michelle Hill, a B.F.A. Accessory Design graduate at SCAD, presents her final collection digitally.
Michelle Hill, a B.F.A. Accessory Design graduate at SCAD, presents her final collection digitally.

While marquee-name designers are still trying figure out if and how they’ll approach Spring 2021 fashion shows come September, a different group of designers has already been forced to navigate this challenge, and without much time to prepare.

Typically, May is when prominent design schools hold runway events — sometimes doubling as fundraisers — where at least a selection of graduating students get to showcase their work. They might also get their garments judged in-person by faculty and/or a jury of industry professionals. Potential employers can be among the audience members. 

For many graduating students, these runway shows represent everything they’ve been working toward throughout their undergraduate and graduate careers. They enter fashion school as freshmen or first-year

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28 gifts high school graduates will actually use

Graduation day is a momentous occasion for students and families. While the end of senior year is usually capped off with a large commencement ceremony, the class of 2020 will instead be celebrating from the comfort of their homes this year.

Even though you may not be able to celebrate in person, that doesn’t mean you can’t still congratulate grads on their accomplishments by sending a thoughtful gift.

From college essentials to personalized keepsakes, consider sending the graduate in your life one of these high school graduation gift ideas below.

High school graduation gifts for her

1. Homesick Candle

Homesick Candle

Homesick Candles | Smells Like Home
Homesick Candles | Smells Like Home

Wherever your grad ends up, this candle will make sure they have a little piece of home with them. Each candle comes with its own unique scent that’s meant to remind people of their home state and nostalgic memories.

2. Etsy Monogrammed Laundry

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