5 Stars for 4R Fashion

On Saturday June 30, nearly 40 people gathered in the fashion department classroom to take part in the 4R Fashion workshop. In attendance were textile artists, professionals from the fashion industry and sustainability specialists. Several students interested in sustainable fashion also participated. The morning’s activities were broken into three parts: a presentation by our own […]

Capri or not Capri …

… there’s just no question. Our adventurous department head Ronda Chaney recently took a well-deserved jaunt over to the island of Capri, after teaching the Italian fashion course (see video here) in Florence for two weeks. And it got us thinking about the many connections between Capri and fashion. If these connections aren’t immediately leaping […]

Annual Spring Celebration!

Last Friday faculty, staff, family members and friends of the department all gathered to celebrate our students’ achievements. And what achievements they were—from degrees and certificates, to scholarships and contest prizes! The Cocktail Dress Challenge winners were finally revealed, after entries were carefully scrutinized by a panel of 32 judges. The judging panel consisted of Cañada […]

Flat Pattern is Flat-out Useful!

Anyone who has sewn has probably used a flat pattern. You choose a design you like from a pattern book at the fabric store, lay it out on your fabric, cut and sew. But what if you want to create your own design and be able to make something wearable—or, even more challenging, make it […]