From Student to VIP at New York Fashion Week

A dress inspired by Michigan State University’s alma mater song is senior Emily Bankes’ ticket to New York Fashion Week. Bankes is one of two apparel and textile design students chosen by MSU to spend Saturday behind the scenes at the nation’s largest fashion event. In a contest created by two professors in the Apparel and Textile Design Program, Bankes and now-alumnus Mitch Fehrle were chosen as winners for creating fashion collections that best incorporate the Spartan brand.