The 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots marks a meaningful celebration of our progress as an LGBTQI+ community. However, progress should not simply be measured by the accumulation of rights, but should also reflect how we have shown up for those who have not experienced progress in our community.

No need to wait, folks: the future of fashion is most definitely here. The Fashion Design degree program at Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) has been steadily nurturing and unleashing incredible new voices in fashion design since 1969 when it was called the “retail advertising program.” With a focus on hands-on design and construction, CCAD pushes students to tap into their inner palette to produce a style that is distinctly their own. With a student body that that is more than 35% LGBTQ, there is a distinctly rainbow hue to the fabric output, even if only in spirit.