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Fashion Design Student Association

FDSA was founded for UGA students with an interest in fashion to help tailor portfolios, resumes, & skills as designers.

In addition, FDSA promotes the opportunities and experiences needed to thrive in the fast-paced fashion industry for members of all experience levels.

If you have a flair for fashion; if you target trends before your friends; if you have the aptitude for fashion design, merchandising, photography, journalism, or visual display, join as a member & invest your talents with UGA's Fashion Design Student Association!

FDSA was started through the efforts of several inventive & engaging Fashion Merchandising students, but has since grown to encompass any and all majors as a creative outlet for art & design! We welcome the dedication and passion of all individuals with an interest in fashion, and look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Eligibility 

  • Fashion Designers

  • Fashion Models

  • Design & Model Assistants

  • Stylists

  • Jewelry Designers

  • Event Coordinators

  • P.R. Coordinators

  • Photographers

  • Individuals interested in Sewing

  • Individuals interested in Fashion

  • Anyone!

Fashion Shows

FDSA gives life to creative expression through our famous student made runways, a semiannual production for S/S & F/W fashion shows. These fashion shows feature the original, handmade dress & apparel of student designers, and showcase the very best of UGA's fashionable community!

Leadership

  • Sarah Garner - President - sarahgarner@uga.edu
  • Jackson Dallas - Vice President -  jacksondallas@uga.edu
  • Hilary McDonald - Events and Creative Co-Director -   hsm57525@uga.edu
  • Lizzie Walker - Events and Creative Co-Director - ew30811@uga.edu
  • Evelyn Krakovski - Secretary - ek55509@uga.edu
  • Zoie Daughtry - Graphics and PR Director - zcd15258@uga.edu
  • Bekah Brooks - Treasurer - rb24369@uga.edu 
  •  Linda Tran - Model Coordinator - ltt17237@uga.edu
  • Vanessa Gissel - Design Director -  pvg33942@uga.edu

FAQ

  1. Where do you meet?
  2. When do you meet?
  3. Are there fees associated with joining FDSA?
  4. What do member fees cover?
  5. I am interested, but the scheduled meeting times conflict with my routine; can I still participate?
  6. Does FDSA require prior experience in sewing & design in order for members to join?
  7. How can I get more involved as a member?
Where do you meet?

Barrow Hall 215 (Workshops & General).

When do you meet?

Please check FDSA's Instagram @fdsauga for the latest meeting updates & details.

Are there fees associated with joining FDSA?

$20/Semester or $30/Year

What do member fees cover?

Designer fees help cover venue, material, workshop, events, & registry expenses

I am interested, but the scheduled meeting times conflict with my routine; can I still participate?

YES. We understand that everyone has busy schedules, with classes and working. We try to accommodate everyone’s schedules. Contact us to work out a schedule for you.

Does FDSA require prior experience in sewing & design in order for members to join?

NO. You do not have to have any previous experience in order to join. Even if you haven't fully identified your interest in fashion, we encourage you to explore and develop your creative interests! Remember, a lot goes into making a successful fashion show. It involves a variety of professions. We welcome all.

How can I get more involved as a member?

Reach out to a member of the exec. team to offer assistance in providing materials, carpool assistance, or any relevant experiences.

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