Red Dress Fashion Show Returns to UIW

February 20, 2024

Red Dress EventAnnual Event Features Student Designers and Brings Attention to Women’s Heart Health

  • WHAT: UIW Red Dress Fashion Show features student designers
  • WHEN: Saturday, February 24, 2024, 11 am
  • WHERE: UIW – Broadway Campus, Student Engagement Center – Ballroom, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
Background: Since 2006, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) has hosted the Red Dress Fashion Show. Organizers say the purpose of the annual event is to raise awareness of heart health in women because heart attacks have different symptoms in women than in men.Red DressThe Red Dress Fashion show features designs created by UIW students and fashion students from area high schools who are also competing for scholarships from the UIW Fashion Management Program. UIW fashion students compete for a total of $6,000 in scholarship money while high school students who win each receive a $1,000 scholarship. “Several UIW students started working on their Red Dress garment for this year in the Summer,” says Dr. Melinda Adams, professor and program director for the UIW Fashion Management Department. “They have been working for several months to create a showstopper to win first place. We look forward to this event every year. It is for a great cause and it allows the students to share their creativity, designs and hard work with the public. I can’t wait to see what the students come up with this year.” In addition, this year’s fashion show is partnering with the organization Daisy Cares which is a national non-profit created to provide pet food, urgent or emergent funding aid toward veterinary care and reduce animal abuse through animal welfare education and awareness. Fashion show attendees are being asked to bring a pet toy or pet treats and a Daisy Cares representative will be on hand to collect the items and raise awareness of their services.


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About UIW

With over 140 years of tradition, the University of the Incarnate Word is committed to educational excellence in a context of faith in Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word of God. UIW programs constitute a liberal education that fosters a well-grounded intellectual resilience, a disposition toward lifelong learning, and an acceptance of responsibility for the ethical consequences of our ideas and actions. Founded in 1881, UIW is the largest Catholic university in the state and the fourth largest private university in Texas. UIW students can choose from degrees offered at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The University is committed to graduating students with the lowest amount of debt load possible and to help them secure a career that lifts their lives, their families and their communities. With a beautiful main campus in the heart of San Antonio, in 2019, UIW purchased a 10-acre landmark property at 4119 Broadway which increased the footprint of the UIW Broadway Campus by 15%. The building is now known as Founders Hall. UIW has locations throughout San Antonio, South and Central Texas, two campuses in Mexico and a European Study Center in Strasbourg, France.  UIW is a leader in international education, with over 146 “sister schools” in 45 countries and it is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution. The University is a member of the NCAA Division I Southland Conference and is proud to have 25 teams representing 14 different sports. UIW is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.