Fashion Design

Above photos: 2014 Thom Carroll Photography

You have an eye for working with color and shape. You have a knack for recognizing trends. You know that what we wear is more than items that cover our bodies – What we wear is a creative expression of who we are and how we want to be seen.  Moore's acclaimed Fashion Design program blends the best art and method training with the practical demands of working in a wide-range of fields including fashion design, costume design, and accessory design to name a few of many. You have the opportunity to be part of a program that maintains a close level of interaction with the celebrated fashion industry in Philadelphia and New York. Prestigious designers, alumni, and other major figures from the fashion industry critique student work and assist in placing students in internships. Moore's popular fashion shows and impressive record of top honors in numerous design competitions promote a reputation for achievement among students beginning a career in this competitive field.  Read more about the major....



  • 94% of 2014 Fashion Design graduates are employed, 94%with organizations in their field of study.   For more details visit the Locks Career Center page

  • Heather Ujiie, adjunct professor of Fine Arts (textiles), Fashion Design and Interior Design, is the recipient of The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund grant. The grant is awarded to visual artists over 40 who live within 150 miles of Washington, D.C. The $15,000 grant enables recipients to concentrate on their artwork.

  • Fashion Design students gained invaluable experience by working several shows during NYC Fashion Week.

  • The designs of Tara Higgins ’15 were entered into the highly competitive 2015 International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Design Exhibition.

  • ​​Carrie Morrissey '04 has been recently featured in international magazines, Elle and just this week in the NY Post! Her line of accessories, I Still Love You NYC, has been picked up by DKNY (ISLYNYC for DKNY) and featured in fashion week. She is paving her own creative path and building a small (for now) fashion empire from her studio in Brooklyn. 
  • Jasmine Bagley '13 is currently an Assistant Designer at Jones New York. Since graduating she has completed numberous internships including ones at Alice + Olivia and Cynthia Rowley. She has also freelanced at Kate Spade NY, Kate Spade Saturday, and Club Monaco.
  • Deborah Artaza ‘ 12 was contacted by Award winning documentary director Davis Guggenheim's Production team to be featured in his latest documentary. The story is about the large number of the American population who lives their lives outside of traditional banking. She started a growing a business on a prepaid credit card. The film crew shadowing her everyday as a independent small business owner (DEBIL, all leather, handmade handbags made in the US) for a few days. The film sponsor AMEX, will be showing a short trailer in which she is featured at South by South West Film Festival. Here are links to her campaign , of the full film and the short version of her story 
  • Dressler Smith '80 was a guest speaker for Life in the Arts 2014. The event took place October 18, 2014 at the Union League of Philadelphia. From January through February 2015, Smith was in the Gloucester County Art Show at Rowan College. In addition, she wrote a book about her artistic career entitled Celebrating Life Through the Arts: The Inspirational Journey of  Dressler

Dom Streater
Moore College of Art & Design alumna Dom Streater ’10 joined the ranks of the ascending fashion elite when she was named the winner of Project Runway Season 12. Streater, from West Philadelphia, bested three other...
Carrie Morrissey
Carrie Morrissey ‘04 Fashion Design, hasn’t slept in days. That’s because she is gearing up for Market Week, the week after New York Fashion Week in February where she will be presenting her jewelry collection...
HanNa Jung
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