Each Tuesday evening, a passerby may hear the clacking of impractical shoes and the buzzing of exciting voices coming from MacKay Hall on Iowa State University’s campus. Those sounds are coming from the nearly 150 directors and members of TREND Magazine.
In 2006, a few driven apparel merchandising and design (AMD) students decided they wanted to gift Iowa State University a bi-annual, student-run fashion magazine. What started out as a modest 10-page publication has turned into a magazine that's at least 150 pages long. With the dedication and hard work of ISU students over the years, TREND has been able to produce 34 print issues so far, as well as a monthly online issue released regularly.
Donations are vital to the longevity of this essential publication. Students need the community's financial support to continue flexing their creative muscles and gaining real experience in the publishing and media industries.
Your donation will go towards the future issues of TREND Magazine. With your help, future students will be able to gain valuable experience from creating a publication all on their own.
Why donate to TREND Magazine?
TREND Magazine provides real-world experience to students of all majors — 143 students, to be exact. This on-campus group is more than a club, it is preparation for working professionally in the print and media industries. TREND is a place for students to meet and collaborate, improving their creative and problem-solving skills outside of the classroom. It is a creative outlet for students and allows them to envision and create an example of their hard work to bring to future employers.
Experience is crucial in the fashion, print, and media industries. Students who are part of the fashion committees in TREND get to create a photoshoot from scratch, providing clothing, props, accessories, and poses. The advertising and public relations committee students can reach out to real businesses and use the skills they learn in class. The students in the event planning committee get to plan the release party for the semester. The editorial committee gives students published articles to add to their portfolios.
We kindly ask you to donate to TREND so that we can continue to give creative students a place to thrive and prepare for their workforce. TREND is a gem in the truest sense of the word. Your contributions will help students continue to find their passion in fashion, photography, writing, and design.