University Fashion Group (UFG) is a student organization within the University of Texas at Austin whose mission is to promote principles from the arts, sciences, and humanities vis-à-vis the world of apparel design, retail merchandising, textile science, and textiles conservation. Membership is open to all students who desire to develop lasting friendships and future opportunities geared towards exploring the apparel industry.
Members from the group become involved with Austin’s fashion community by working backstage at local fashion shows including events associated with Austin Fashion Week, Tribeza Style Week, Simon Malls, and the many boutiques and designers that Austin is home to. Members also become involved with New York’s fashion industry by working backstage twice a year at New York Fashion Week. In the past, UFG has worked with Project Runway, Lela Rose, Tess Giberson, Timo Weiland, and Trina Turk.
UFG also organizes the annual UT senior fashion show. The fashion show is an outstanding opportunity for senior design majors to show what UT’s fashion design program has to offer. UFG is proud to promote fashion on campus to a variety of students and the Austin community.
Our organization works on a point system in which members earn points based on attendance and involvement in general meetings, socials, and committees. Membership dues are $30/semester or $50/year, and only official members receive access to our weekly newsletter which contains UFG updates and various internship and job opportunities.
We host social events several times a semester to get to know new members and form friendships. For every UFG event attended, members are rewarded with points.
The fashion scene in Austin thrives from creativity and professionalism. UFG works with many other organizations to provide experience working backstage and producing events.
Guest speakers at meetings offer an inside on specific jobs in the industry. Attending meetings or working with our team enables members to meet professionals and exchange information.