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’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.
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.
10:35 a.m., March 25, 2015--Katya Roelse, an instructor in the University of Delaware’s Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies, is one of UD’s newest Fulbright recipients, earning a grant to teach as part of the Universidad de San Pablo CEU’s fashion and beauty communication master’s degree program in Madrid, Spain.
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.
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).
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