design

The box art for Rye Not? by Short's Brewing Company
Imperial Beverage

When you’re at the store, how do you choose a beer? You can look at the price, the brand, the type of beer. But once you’ve narrowed it down, it’s hard not to pick the one with the nice label.

Fashion design students working around the clock at the WMU sewing lab.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Think about the shirt you’re wearing today. Although it was probably made in a factory somewhere, at one time that style was just someone’s idea. Someone designed it, cut out a pattern, cut or ripped the fabric, sewed it together, and prepped it for the runway.

That’s what Western Michigan University design students have been doing since December to prepare for their annual fashion show. The show put on by WMU’s Merchandising Opportunities and Design Association will be at the Kalamazoo Expo Center Friday and Saturday night starting at 8 p.m.