• 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.


  • UD students and their advisor attended a gala event in their honor
    Fashion and Apparel Studies Sudents Honored with National Awards

    ​Prominent figures in the fashion world gathered at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City for the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) Geoffrey Beene National Scholarships Awards Dinner in early January. Seven students from the University of Delaware’s Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies attended the awards banquet and received major recognition as winners of prestigious fashion awards. 

  • Fashion merchandising student named Cotton Inc. ambassador

    After submitting an entry to become an ambassador for Cotton Inc. at the University of Delaware, Fashion Merchandising major Julia Frense (2015) was ecstatic to learn that she had been chosen!  Her prize was the opportunity to work as an Ambassador to promote the Cotton University website by implementing the marketing plan portion of her submission on the UD campus.

  • ​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. 


  • Save the Date!
    UDress Magazine's Annual Fall Fashion Event

    UDress Magazine's annual Fall Fashion Event celebrates the launch of the fall issue of the magazine at the most glamorous celebration of the year! Held in the Trabant Multi-Purpose Rooms at the University of Delaware, over 600- plus attendees will enjoy a fashion-focused evening. Kick off will begin with a pre-party featuring local talent.

  • 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).

  • Listen to the FIBERCAST on the Global Organic Market

    ​Click here to listen to the podcast!  Consumer demand is driving the need to expand the production of organic and more sustainably grown cotton.  Including smallholder farmers in this growing market is essential to meeting this demand.  But there are many challenges involved in this process.  In their distinguished lecture and FIBERcast titled “Challenges of Including Smallholder Farmers in the Global Organic Cotton Market,”


  • November 22nd: UDress Magazine's Annual Fall Fashion Event
    @ Trabant Multi-Purpose Rooms :
    Save the date: More information will be forthcoming
  • 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.
  • Fashion Merchandising major in News Journal "Style Files"

    Hannah Worsh, a junior Fashion Merchandising major from Newark, was featured in the Sept. 7, 2014 "Delaware Style Files" of the News Journal.
  • Marsha Dickson quoted in US News & World Report

    Marsha Dickson has been quoted in an article in the US News & World Report about cleaning up labor problems in global fashion supply chains.
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