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.
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.
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.
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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