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Welcome to Spring 2015!!

Welcome back to the Fashion Design department!! We hope that everyone had wonderful holidays and an enjoyable break!  We are thrilled to share that there are many exciting events that the students, faculty, and staff will be participating in this spring.  

Stevenson University Fashion Design students, along with two alumni, will be showcasing their designs at Plitz Fashion Marketing during New York Fashion Week on Thursday, February 19th. The event will be held at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania, which is located in the heart of the garment district.  Tickets for this event will be sold at the door for $20 per person. The student’s designs will share the runway with notable designers from the Ukraine and Barbados.  During the show, students will gain beneficial experience by working backstage with professional designers, models, make-up artists, and hair stylists.  Additionally, they will also be included in the media hour where they will have the opportunity to meet the press and fashion buyers.

While the students, faculty, and staff are in New York, I will be in attendance at the Whitaker Gallery at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. There, the children’s wear from the “We Are One In Fashion” collection will be showcased in a fashion-photography exhibit depicting ideas of Home through fabric, texture, color, style, and environment. The Center for the Humanities at Hood College is sponsoring the event as part of the Home series. The exhibit will run from February 19th to March 7th, 2015; the gallery hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. An opening reception will take place Thursday, February 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., featuring a gallery talk at 6:00 p.m. The exhibit and opening reception are free and open to the public and include free parking in the Chapel Lot.

On Saturday, May 9th, the students will showcase their designs in a spectacular runway show at Stevenson University’s Inscape Theater at 7:00pm.  The collection will grace the runway at the Annual Student Fashion Show, which is one of the highlights of the program’s academic year, and will include the Senior Collections, the pieces from the “We Are One In Fashion” collection, as well as the garments that strutted down the runway during New York Fashion Week.

Each of us in the Fashion Department welcome you to a spectacular spring semester and invite you to attend these wonderful and exciting events!

         

[Pictured: Caitlin Szilvassy and Sherie Jones]

We are excited to congratulate the next two graduates of Stevenson University’s School of Design Fashion Design Program, Caitlin Szilvassy and Sherie Jones! On Monday, December 15 of this year, these two talented ladies made up the second group of students to receive their Bachelor degrees in Fashion Design with a Minor in Art.

 Along with former graduate, Ruthie Edwards, Sherie worked as a Fashion Show Producer for Stevenson University’s Fashion Design Program’s first three fashion shows.  She also worked with Michele Blanchard and is currently looking for a job in the fashion industry.

 During the summer in 2013, Caitlin interned with fashion designer, Anna Sui, in New York.  This past summer she completed the Business Management Training Program at Nordstrom’s and will be returning to Nordstrom’s in January to continue working in the Men’s Furnishing Department.

 Congratulations ladies and good luck with your future fashion endeavors!

After a long semester of hard work three of our fashion design students, Emily, Blair, and Svetlana, model the foundation dress that they constructed in the Garment Construction Studio class this academic semester.

Ladies, you all did a great job!

Please join us TONIGHT, December 4, for a special opening reception for this exhibition, which will be hosted in the St Paul Companies Pavilion from 6-8 p.m.

Fashion design majors will be exhibiting original fashions they have created inspired by traditional clothing of Brazil, Egypt, England, Greece, India, Morocco, and Spain. 

Students from the Carroll County Career and Technology Center’s textiles and fashion career department assisted with the exhibition by creating displays for the garments. 

Pictured are samplings of dresses crafted by Stevenson Fashion Design students that will be on display at New York City's Fashion Week.  

From Left to Right Designs made by: Sherese Mclean, Fara Topolsky, and Abigail Austin.

Junior and senior students from Stevenson University’s Fashion Design program will showcase their exhibition, “We Are One In Fashion,” at New York City’s prestigious Fashion Week in February. The exhibition, a collection of original evening garments inspired by the traditional fashions from countries all across the globe, will be featured on the runway February 19, 2015 in the grand ballroom of the historic Hotel Pennsylvania, located in the heart of the garment industry, 401 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001.

In collaboration with PLITZS Fashion Marketing, the students will work with professional models, make-up artists, and stylists. They will also be included in the media hour in which they will have the opportunity to meet the press and the fashion buyers.

“The partnership between Stevenson University and PLITZS Fashion Marketing is going to highlight the talents of our students, and provide them with the opportunity to connect with industry leaders,” said Sally DiMarco, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Fashion Design.

“It is going to be wonderful to have my design grace the runway at Fashion Week in New York,” said junior Fashion Design major Abigail Austin, whose piece is inspired by ethnic costumes from India. “To work with professionals in the industry is a valuable experience, and I’m excited to share in it with my peers.” ...Click here to read more.

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