Fashion Design

Above photos: 2014 Thom Carroll Photography

Moore's acclaimed fashion design department blends the best art and design training with the practical demands of working in a wide-range of fashion related fields. The fashion design department maintains a close level of interaction with the 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....



  • 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 deadline is December 19, 2015 for Fashion Design alumnae to apply for the 2015 residency in the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator program at Macy's Center City. Read a story about a former Designer-in-Residence and find out how to apply here
  • Colleen Moretz, adjunct faculty of Fashion Design, co-produced this year’s ITAA Annual Conference Fashion Show and Competition held in Charlotte, NC on November 15, 2014. There were 160 designs in the show and over 400 people in attendance. The theme for this year’s conference was Strengthening the Fabric of our Profession, Association, Legacy and Friendships.
  • 100% of 2013 Fashion Design graduates are employed, 100%with organizations in their field of study.   For more details visit the Locks Career Center page
  •  Helga Gardner, a senior fashion design student, designed a ribbon that was chosen by May Arts to be manufactured for their Fall/Winter 2014 new releases. May Arts is the leading supplier of superior quality ribbon, serving a variety of merchants from large retail outlets to home-based businesses. May Arts partnered with Moore last summer on a design collaboration with students in Linda Wisner’s class.
  • Dom Streater '10,   Season 12 winner of "Project Runway was  featured in an article on about her New York Fashion Week collection. 
  • 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. 


  • Congratulations to Victoria Wright '12 who has been chosen to begin her twelve-month residency as the 2014 Designers-in-Residence at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy's Center City.
  • 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 
VJ Thomas
VJ Thomas had always been drawn to the Middle East. So when it came time to choose a junior year internship, she looked towards the United Arab Emirates. With the help of the Penny Fox Internship Fellowship, Thomas...
Devin Pauley
Since graduation I started my own business called Morgia Bridal and it is a collection of made to order gowns. I specialize in custom  gowns and also have a new line I just launched that are available through my website...
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...