Above photos: 2014 Thom Carroll Photography
NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
- See photos of Fashion Design students installing their JumpStart 2015 garments in the Century 21 Department Store window at 8th and Market Streets in Philadelphia
- Alumna Tara Higgins '15 is the winner of the prestigious Educators for Socially Reponsible Apaprel Practices Award for Sustainable Design, Undergraduate Student Level, at the 2015 ITAA Annual Conference. More details here
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.
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 bit.ly/DEBIL , of the full film bit.ly/TYT and the short version of her story bit.ly/SpentDA
- 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