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Melissa D'Agostino

2002

Fine Arts: 3D

My experience at Moore was interdisciplinary, creatively rigorous and academically challenging. As a result, I had an extremely rewarding and advancing custom experience. So many things at Moore inspired me – the Galleries, my classes, professors across campus and, of course, my fellow classmates! Moore’s community is itself a great facilitator and support system for professional artists like myself.

With a major in Fine Arts and a minor in Textiles, I have been able to navigate various artistic applications and professional opportunities since my graduation. In 2009, I started my own business, D’Agostino Fashion Textile Design, where I hand dye textiles exploring traditional shibori dyeing techniques while engaging contemporary fashion through a dynamic line of clothing. Given my background in sculpture and textile design, the designs for the collection are based on the dialogue between two-dimensional surfaces and three-dimensional volumes.

Currently, I am participating as a Designer-in-Residence in the inaugural Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City. The program allows designers such as myself an incredible mentorship opportunity and learning experience. I’m very excited to take advantage of all the opportunities the program has to offer and I extend my gratitude to everyone at Moore for helping me make this happen.