Moore is well represented by alumni and faculty at the 2016 International Textile Apparel Association’s annual conference, being held November 8 – 11, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Claudia Geissler and Ingrid Ching, both class of 2016, had their designs accepted into this year’s Design competition. Fashion Design faculty member Colleen Moretz also had a dress accepted into the competition, and Colleen and faculty member Janice Lewis authored a paper that was accepted into the conference.
Of Claudia’s design, Ulmus, judges wrote: ‘Very professional execution,’ ‘Wearable yet edgy,’ ‘Great example of a design inspired by architecture,’ and ‘Stands alone as a well-crafted, functional, modern and inventive piece.’ The concept and theme of Claudia’sreflective coat is derived from the Brutalist and High-Tech architectural movements.
Judges described Ingrid’s dress, Devotion, as ‘exciting,’ ‘attractive and innovative,’ with lines that ‘are very intriguing and artistic.’ Her design was inspired by Pablo Picasso’s painting The Seated Woman.
Colleen mentored and sponsored Claudia and Ingrid for the competition, as well as organized and conducted a professional fashion shoot for their work.
Colleen’s design, Dressed to Persuade: Seeing Red, has been accepted in this year’s ITAA Juried Design Exhibition. The red gown was commissioned for an ad campaign inspired by vintage James Bond movies, to be featured in a holiday issue of a magazine, on the side of buses, and on bus shelters.
The pedagogical paper by Janice and Colleen, Teaching Fashion Design Senior Collections: A Three-Part Process from Design to Runway, was commended by reviewers, who noted ‘This is a good modeling of best practices for a collaborative and synergistic work site.’
The International Textile and Apparel Association is a professional, educational association composed of scholars, educators and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education. It promotes the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and is a primary resource for its members in strengthening leadership and service to society.