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The Fashion Department welcomes all new students and welcomes back our returning students. We hope that everyone had a wonderful summer break! 

Exciting Fall News:

  • Former Fashion Technician, Ms. Leah Aronhime, has been hired as the full-time Fashion Design Studio Manager. In her new role, Leah will be supervising the Fashion Design Technicians and Work-Study Students, managing the day-to-day operations of the studio, overseeing the budget, assisting with extracurricular activities, teaching the FDES 101 Garment Construction Techniques courses, and other duties as assigned. Please join us in congratulating Leah in this new role. We are delighted to have a seasoned professional such as Leah join our team! 
     
  • The Fashion Design department is offering two new Fashion Design classes this semester:
    • FDES 101 Garment Construction and Techniques introduces students to the proper use, care, and operation of industrial equipment through hands-on experience. Students learn beginning sewing and pressing techniques by developing a sample book of various industrial sewing methods. As a result, the students will be well prepared to face the challenges of the upper level construction course along with other technical fashion design classes.
    • FDES/FMER315 Writing for Fashion is the first cross-linked class between the Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising programs and is a new course beginning in fall 2015.  The course introduces students to professional writing for the fashion world.  Students will be able to write a fashion blog, complete writing assignments for both print and online channels and complete an interview with a fashion industry professional.
       
  • A water cooler was installed in the studio!  It filters both hot and cold water for use by students, faculty, and staff. No cups will be provided, so please bring whatever container you prefer.
     
  • The Annual Lego Challenge encourages participation of freshmen from all First Year Seminar classes to construct their version of Career Architecture out of Lego’s. This event will be held in the Owings Mills Gym on Friday, October 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is open to the public, so please feel free to check it out.

Each of us in the Fashion Department welcomes you to a fabulous fall semester and invites you to attend our upcoming wonderful and exciting events!

                        

The Fashion Department would like to welcome our newest adjunct professor, Min Cheung! She began teaching in the Fashion Design Department last spring, where she used her prior skills and knowledge from various fashion companies, such as 180s, to teach our Product Development Class.  During the fall semester Min will be instructing the students in the Garment Construction class.

Before she began teaching at a college level, part of her job responsibilities included boarding new hires and teaching them how to do their job efficiently while giving them the tools and knowledge on how to do the work correctly. Min’s many years of experience instructing and guiding new hires has given her the confidence to peruse teaching.

During my interview with Min, she told me that she “learned a lot this year by teaching the Product Development class.”  Teaching the Product Development class was her first time teaching at the college level.  Here she discovered that it is important to show students multiple ways of doing something, since everyone learns and comprehends information differently.

Min told me that she had, “great students this year! They were really interested in the class work and lectures, which made it easy for me to teach them.” She went on to say that, “every student I’ve met here at Stevenson is smart, dedicated, and passionate about his or her work. It shows in the questions they ask and in the work that they produce. I feel lucky that my first teaching experience has been here at Stevenson.”

Starting this fall, Min will be teaching Garment Construction.  As a Technical Designer she spent a lot of time working on garment construction with factories and working out intricate details on new ways to build garments. This class goes back to basics and Min hopes that everyone who takes Garment Construction builds a great foundation to take with them into their future endeavors. “I have some really excellent people here at Stevenson to help support me in teaching this class, so I’m confident that it will be another great success.”

We look forward to working with and learning from you, Min!!

                                  

In May 2014, Nicole Myrick was one of five of the first to graduate from Stevenson University’s Fashion Design Program.  Following her graduation, Nicole was invited by our Program Director, Sally DiMarco, to join the faculty in the Fashion Design Program as an adjunct professor.  For her first time teaching she instructed students in the FDES 201 – Flat Pattern I, FDES 210 – Illustration I, and FDES 305 – Computer Aided Design classes.  In the spring of 2015, Nicole taught the continuing classes FDES 301 – Flat Pattern II and FDES 302 – Illustration II. This fall semester she will resume teaching Flat Pattern but will also take on teaching the Senor Collection class.

Nicole grew up on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, but moved to Maryland to pursue her career in Fashion Design.  As a child, she began making clothes for her mother’s old Barbie dolls, as well as for her pets.  Although her mother taught her how to sew, she began teaching herself other fashion related techniques and skills, such as the art of dying fabrics.  In addition to teaching at Stevenson, Nicole has worked for Erin Draper Designs as a pattern maker, and continues to work on her own line.

Welcome to our team Nicole!

We are thrilled to congratulate our next group of graduates of Stevenson University’s School of Design - Fashion Design Program!

Yesterday marked the official end to a long journey for five of our Fashion Design students. Thursday, May 21, 2015, seniors Nakia Boomer, Victoria Clark, Rahima Dondurur, Mary Katherine Ellsworth, and Jocelyn Williams, graduated with their Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design and a minor in Art. 

We wish these talented ladies the Best of Luck with their future fashion endeavors!

Continue to check back on this blog for updates about our program's talented students and graduates. 

 [Pictured: Victoria Clark and Nakia Boomer]

 

[Pictured: Katie Ellsworth and Jocelyn Williams]

[Not Pictured: Rahima Dondurur]

 

                                                                                              

                     

The School of Design invites everyone to the End-of-the-Year Party for students, faculty, and staff.  The festivities will take place this Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; the party will be held behind the School of Design under the big top!!  You can’t miss it.

This year’s picnic will be Carnival themed, complete with carnival food, such as Hot Dogs, Burgers, Fries, Funnel Cakes, and Cotton Candy. There will also be music and much more!  All students, faculty and staff are welcome and please feel free to bring your spouses, significant other, and children of all ages to this event. The faculty and staff in the School of Design will be honoring the graduating seniors, so please plan to attend! 

We look forward to seeing you on the 14th!!

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