Student fashion shows tend to be a lot more edgy than the rest of Fashion Focus fare, as students try their hand at different techniques, push boundaries, and generally ignore realities of the marketplace. What they come up with doesn’t always work, but it tends to be a lot of fun to look at.

At Dress Code, which brought together students from Columbia College, the Illinois Institute of Art, the School of the Art Institute, and the International Academy of Design and Technology, themes of texture, unusual structure, and three-dimensionality were prominent.