Guest Speaker: David Loranger, PhD Student in Apparel, Merchandi
On October 23, students in Introduction to Fashion Business will have the pleasure of engaging with a guest speaker, David Loranger. David Loranger is a PhD Student in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design at Iowa State University, where he researches cultural aspects of dress. His dissertation topic centers on Scottish kilt makers' traditional knowledge process, and the potential for establishing a certification mark or protected geographic indication for Scottish kilt making. He has a 20-year career that spans the design and retail sides of the apparel business, and has been a menswear merchandise manager for Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York, and Bergdorf Goodman. He is currently a Lecturer-teaching retailing, marketing, merchandising and textiles at Philadelphia University. He has also taught supply chain management and retailing in the Graduate School at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
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.