The University of Delaware Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies has signed an agreement with a leading Chinese university to bring students to UD for their senior year and possible graduate study.
Lexis Kambour, a University of Delaware rising senior and honors student, has won first place in a national merchandising competition sponsored by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. In addition two other UD Fashion Merchandising students, Vanessa Hannay and Katrina Steenkamer, received honorable mention for their entry.
The Winter 2015 Paris Study Abroad was a tremendous success! Twenty-six APD and FM students studied, traveled, shopped, worked, and ate their way through Paris. Through the Paris American Academy, they learned about luxury brands, trend forecasting, art, and history. Other excursions included the ballet, and day trips to Versailles and London. We finished with working the Menswear and Haute Couture fashion shows.
1:11 p.m., April 2, 2015--The fashion industry was in the spotlight at the University of Delaware’s fourth annual “An Evening of Conversations and Connections with New York Alumni” on March 12. Design, merchandising and marketing were just a few of the topics addressed by a panel of six UD alumni currently leading successful careers in the fashion industry.
UD’s Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies, a recognized global leader in the area of socially responsible apparel, is included in a five-year grant from South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry. The $20 million grant is funding the establishment of a Southern African Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster, with a goal of helping the industry improve its competitiveness by creating an integrated supply chain from cotton field through retail that seeks to minimize negative impacts on the environment and people involved.
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