• Fashioning global connections
    New partnership agreement to bring Chinese fashion students to UD

    ​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

    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.


  • "Paris and UD Fashion: Amis Pour Toujours!"

    ​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.

  • UD hosts fourth 'Evening of Conversations and Connections with New York Alumni'
    NYC connections

    ​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.

  • Sustainable Textiles

    ​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.

  • Global fashion
    A new agreement will bring textile and fashion students from a leading Chinese university to UD for their senior year and possible graduate studies.
  • Counterfeit goods
    UD's Jaehee Jung has studied the perception people have of counterfeit luxury goods and why they decide to buy--or not buy--them.
  • Goodwill proposals
    Students in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies have developed proposals to help Goodwill Industries reduce waste and create jobs.
  • Fashion Fulbright
    Katya Roelse, instructor in fashion and apparel studies, has received a Fulbright grant to teach in a master's degree program in Madrid, Spain.
  • Student designs in MakerWear collection

    Designs by three students, Carmela Dow, Erika Relyea and Elizabeth Weglein from Martha Hall's FASH 133 Fall course have been selected to have their original designs included in a MakerWear collection: MakerWear is a clothing company that makes hats, bags, and T-shirts sold at Target, Kohls, and other major retailers. They were interested in design submissions from our students to use on their products. This MakerWear project opportunity was incorporated into FASH 133 last semester. The students' original designs will appear on MakerWear shirts, and are included in the buying presentation for Kohls next month. The students will receive royalties on any sales of their designs.
  • Emelia Ruyle, APD/FM alumna is featured artist

    Emelia Ruyle, Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising double major alumna (2014), was recently a featured artist in the Nyack News & Views section of her hometown newspaper. In the article she discusses how study abroad and research for her senior apparel design collection influenced her design aesthetic.
  • Apparel Design seniors show designs in Philadelphia

    The University of Delaware was invited to the 21st Annual Phashion Phest held on September 17,2014 at Liberty Place in Philadelphia. Five Senior Apparel Design majors displayed their eveningwear and zero-waste designs on student models during the Cocktail Reception held prior to a professional fashion show. They had the opportunity to see some of the major retailers in the area and network. Students showing their work included Adam Worton, Kelsea Chirona, Kaeli Smith, Kathryn Lindsey and Kelsey Kosinski.
  • Lectra Executive visits FASH Classes

    Anastasia Charbin, an Apparel Design alumni and FASH Advisory Board member, visited campus on September 29, 2014. Currently Charbin is Worldwide Marketing Director-Fashion Solutions for Lectra, a French firm focused on technology solutions for design. Stacey spoke to students in three classes about her career path, her responsibilities at Lectra, and life in the apparel industry.
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