As a Fashion Design major, you’ll learn from working professionals who publish in places like Dwell, Philadelphia Magazine and The Cut, and who work with clientele in industries like fashion, music, architecture and beyond, as well as celebrated fine arts photographers who exhibit their work regularly. 

Meet the Faculty

Camille Avent, MS

FULL-TIME FACULTY | Fashion Design program head, associate professor and fashion industry expert with a decade of experience in design, product development and merchandising, Web 3.0 and extended reality strategies, and direct experience with brands such as Calvin Klein, Lacoste and Godiva.

Kathryn Dethier | RA, NCIDQ, LEED GA

FULL-TIME FACULTY | Chair of Design Arts who previously taught and served in administrative roles at Drexel University and Philadelphia University, with interests in sustainable desig and the intersection of design and humanitarian action for crisis responses to disasters, migration and immigration.

Kevin Coleman

Apparel industry expert with a focus on women’s wear, shoes and accessories, who got his professional start as an apprentice with Anna Sui and Diane von Furstenburg and who received the Emil de John scholarship during his studies, awarded by fashion legend André Leon Talley.

Karen Karuza

Moore alum, former creative director of Danny Noble LTD and accomplished freelance design experience with Opera Philadelphia, Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts and more.

Hyun-ah Kim

Fashion designer with over 25 years of diversified industry experience at Jones New York and with her own label, HannaleeDesign, one of the most successful labels in Maple Glen, PA.

Morgan Porter

Philadelphia-based freelance costume designer, technician and educator whose work can be found on stage during the 2023 season at Opera Philadelphia's O23 festival and at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theater.

Ornella Santoni

Former assistant designer, assistant technical designer, and illustrator instructor at Komar Brands, an intimates and loungewear design firm, and illustrator for QVC's home and fashion design departments.

Janell Wysock

Moore alum who designs one-of-a-kind classic knit and woven statement pieces for women, who has worked with the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator and Peters Valley School of Craft, and is currently the is the director of education with the PA Flax Project.

Alyssa Zebovitz

Philadelphia-based designer who has worked as a fashion and textile print designer for over 10 years in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles, and in all aspects of apparel production, from research and design to working closely with manufacturers on sourcing, pattern, fit and textiles.