• "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.

  • 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.

  • Leuco Indigo Competition
    Leuco Indigo Competition

    Students and Faculty recently participated in an Indigo dye workshop with master dyer Zee Bordeaux, a textile dyer based in San Fransisco and New York. This summer, Bordeaux guided Alabama Chanin's dye house in setting up the company’s indigo vats.This workshop is part of  Leuco State, a design competition sponsored by The Cotton Incorporated Student Sponsorship Grant Program. Click on Read More to learn about the competition.


  • ​Dr. Belinda Orzada spent the summer in Paris, teaching a design course on Couture Techniques at Paris American Academy's Summer Fashion Workshop
    Apparel Design Faculty Member Spends Summer in Paris

    Dr. Belinda Orzada won the Balenciaga in Hawaii Design Competition sponsored by Paris American Academy. Final judging and a fashion show were held during the International Textile and Apparel Association Conference in Honolulu, HI in November 2012. Dr. Orzada won the Professional Design category with her design inspired by the work of couturier Cristobal Balenciaga. Her design, "vision and Technique" utilized geranium pink silk gazaar for a cloak cut on the bias with cowl folds at the neckline and armhole.

  • Politics of Fashion

    ​You don’t have to look farther than your shirt label to see the apparel industry’s global network, but for eight students from the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies, understanding how a “made in China” garment makes its way into the United States is a far more complex — and fascinating — process. Click here to read their blog about a travel study program to Washington, DC and North Carolina. 


  • UD's Sidoriak takes top honors in national textile design competition
    Swimwear project

    ​10:55 a.m., July 9, 2014--Emma Sidoriak, a University of Delaware Honors Program student from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, who graduated in May with a double major in fashion and apparel design and economics, has won first place in a national design competition sponsored by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC).

  • Political kingmaker
    New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, author of a new book about college admissions, often cites the political success of UD alumni.
  • Smithsonian interns
    Two College of Arts and Sciences interns are spending Winter Session at the National Museum of American History under a new agreement with the Smithsonian.
  • Authors Series
    CAS alumnus, investigative reporter and American University professor Charles Lewis '75 returned to campus in November to discuss his new book on truth and politics.
  • April 1st, 1:00 PM to 1:20 PM: Katya Roelse, Fulbright Scholarship, FASH822
    @ 310 Alison Hall:
    Fulbright Scholarship to teach at the Universidad de San Pablo CEU, 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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