Each semester, more than 200 students in the College of Design's first-year design studio work in teams to explore, experiment and create wearable designs that interact with their bodies and their environment. Through the wearables project, they apply concepts and techniques they have learned in prior projects about color theory, mark making, mixed media, translating 2D concepts into 3D products and designing for human scale. In spring 2019, we hosted our inaugural Wearables Design Show as a public celebration of these students' skills and creativity. Student models wore and performed 54 wearable designs in a live-streamed runway show with special backdrops, lighting and music. The College of Design atrium was transformed and energized as hundreds of family members, faculty, classmates and friends gathered to cheer the hard work and inspiring talent of these future professional artists and designers. A panel of judges selected six awards and six honorable mentions for the wearables that best demonstrated the different goals of the project. The show was such a success that we are making it an annual event! In addition to actually designing their wearables and performing in the runway show, our students will play an increasing role in the planning and execution of the wearables show this year, including venue design, technical assistance, backstage management, hospitality (i.e., ushers, hosts, other guest services), publicity, etc. Funds raised will support costs of live streaming, creation of non-copyrighted music, lighting, venue design materials, videography/photography, stage setup and seating, publicity and more.