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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,”
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