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[Front left to right: Kaelin Clements and Jocelyn Williams. Back left to right: Katie Ellsworth, Nakia Boomer, Shayna Hardesty, Fara Topolsky, and Jetun Baily]

Please join us in congratulating fashion design students, Nakia Boomer, Katie Ellsworth, and Jocelyn Williams as they assume their new positions in the Fashion Design program as Student Interns with the responsibility of producing the program’s Annual Fashion Show.

The three Fashion Show Producers bring to their roles a wealth of experience culled from working in the industry and also by shadowing our former student Fashion Show Producers this past academic year. 

Nakia Boomer interned and is currently working in Apparel Product Development at the 180’s Company.

Katie Ellsworth interned with and continues to work at J. Crew as a Stylist. 

Jocelyn Williams interned at Under Amour in the Color Development area. Their professional backgrounds are impressive! ...Click here to read more.

[Dean Keith Kutch with Stevenson’s President Dr. Kevin J. Manning]

The Fashion Design Program faculty, students, and professional staff want to thank the Dean of the School of Design, Mr. Keith Kutch, for the support that he has given us during his tenure at Stevenson University.

Dean Kutch spearheaded the development of this program and saw it through the various phases of approval in 2011. As he begins the next phase of his life, we want to wish him a productive and creative retirement period!

Hello Ladies! 

The Stevenson University Fashion Design Program’s seniors are in search of female runway models between the sizes of 2-10, to showcase their collection in the Fashion Design Programs annual fashion show, A Common Thread.  

When: THIS Saturday, November 8th, from 11:30am until 2:00pm. 

Location: Stevenson University - Owings Mills Campus, Rockland – 2nd floor in Conference Room B

100 Campus Circle

Owings Mills, MD 21117

For more information, please contact our Fashion Show Producers:

Nakia Boomer: 443-425-4575

Katie Ellsworth: 240-888-5779

Jocelyn Williams: 410-533-4254

You are Cordially Invited to join us this evening for the collaboration between Stevenson University’s Fashion Design program and the Cherie Amour boutique located in Savage Mill, MD will present, "A Bridal Party," a display of one-of-a-kind, re-purposed bridal gowns. The junior and senior fashion design majors enrolled in the FDES 417 Fashion Design Internship have created the pieces. The display is open to the public and it kicks off with a reception on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the boutique, which is located at 8600 Foundry St. in Savage, MD 20763.

On Sunday, September 28, the public was invited to the 2014 ManneqART Awards Gala at the Peter and Elizabeth Herowitz Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College. 

I was decked out in one of the dresses I created for my Senior Collection as a student and joined Fashion Design Department faculty members Ms. Sally DiMarco, Ms. Leah Aronhime, and Ms. Nicole Myrick.

Together we went to support one of the Fashion Design’s board members, Lee Anderson, the founder and president of ManneqART, who launched her second annual National Wearable Arts Competition.

Additionally, we proudly supported our very own student, Ms. Deneen Watson, the first from the Stevenson University’s Fashion Design Program, who received an award for the beautiful costume she created.

The Awards Gala was stunning and unlike any event I have ever been to. The evening began with a cocktail reception where one could enjoy a variety of savory finger foods, wine, and beer.

During this time, models mingled with guests as they ate, drank, and showed off their unique art sculptural costumes.

Guests were encouraged to take photographs of, and with, the beautiful wearable artworks. An hour of photographing models in their costumes, talking with their designers, and eating and drinking, we were invited into the theater to claim our seats and enjoy the presentation of the fifty winning costumes of this year’s competition. A mixture of models and dancers presented the pieces on stage though the art of storytelling.

Once the visual adventure, “Caterpillar’s Journey,” was complete, guests and models returned to reception area for delectable desserts and coffee.

This event was truly innovative and I am excited to see what designers create for next year’s competition.

For more information on past, present, and future themes please visit http://manneqart.org/

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