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ManneqART is a local non-profit organization focused on bringing Wearable Art to the attention of the American public. Through a variety of events during the year, this group strives to showcase the best in imaginative hair, make-up, costuming, and digital art. The focal point of the season is a public display of exceptional designs created by both professional and student artists from all over the world. 

This will culminate in an Awards Gala Event, which will take place at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center located on the grounds of Howard Community College on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   

Stevenson University’s fashion design major, Ms. Deneen Joyce Watson, created a wearable sculpture piece during her internship with Lee Anderson, Inc, which will be featured at the Gala and included in the ManneqART 2014 Calendar. 

Ms. Deneen has been awarded the first Stevenson University Fashion Design Program Award for the winning costume she created for the juried ManneqART competition. The competition is open, internationally, to students studying fashion design. The award will be presented to Deneen on September 28 at the ManneqART Fashion Gala at Howard Community College. The winning design will be featured in the ManneqART 2015 Calendar. ManneqART is an international wearable art competition for hair, make-up, costume, and digital art.

For those interested in attending the Awards Gala Event, tickets can be purchased at 

http://manneqart.myshopify.com/

We hope to see you there!

[A few of our student interns from left to right: Nakia Boomer, Abagail Austin, Victoria Clark, Shayna Hardesty, and Jocelyn Williams]

The fashion design program would like to congratulate the following students on their internships this summer. These ladies are working hard and are fulfilling the internship requirements for graduation by working with various fashion related companies around Maryland. The real-world experiences they are adding to their repertoire of skills will not only be helpful in the upcoming semester's course-work, but also when they seek full-time employment in the fashion industry.

  • Elizabeth Altaye: Avalon Company
  • Abagail Austin: Carlisle-Etcetera Company (a sister company to English American)
  • Nakia Boomer: 180's Company
  • Victoria Clark: Julie Bent on the set of ”Could it B12; the story of Sally Pacholok”
  • Edna Jones: Victor Rossi Company
  • Amber Lloyd: Under Armour Company
  • Sherese Mc Lean: Jody Davis Designs, Inc.
  • Caitlin Szlivassy: Nordstrom's Management Training Program
  • Daneen Watson: Lee Anderson, Inc.
  • Na Chelle Vaugh: Joseph A. Bank Company

[Left to Right: Abagail Austin, Amber Lloyd, Program Coordinator, Associate Professor Sally M. Di Marco, Caitlin Szlivassy, and Shayna Hardesty]

The 2014 Fall Draping II class will be participating in the Fashion Design department's 3rd annual gallery exhibition, “We Are One in Fashion.” This exhibition will display original fashions created by the junior fashion design majors for men, women, and children inspired by the traditional clothing worn by different countries and cultures from around the world.

In order to get a head start and better prepare themselves, the students requested to have summer meetings with Program Coordinator and Professor Sally DiMarco and the Studio Manager Erika Yuille. During these summer sessions the students are encouraged to begin designing, draping, and choosing culturally appropriate fabrics.   

[Top: Ruthie Edwards and Fara Topolsky. Bottom: Nicole Myrick and Program Coordinator, Associate Professor Sally M. Di Marco]

(Not pictured: Kaelin Clements and Shayna Hardesty)

We are excited to congratulate the first graduates of Stevenson University’s School of Design Fashion Design Program! On May 9 of this year, the first group of students received their Bachelor degrees in Fashion Design: Kaelin Clements, Ruthie Edwards, Shayna Hardesty, Nicole Myrick, and I (Fara Topolsky).

Since graduating, Shayna has begun working for Zita Apparel in Los Angeles, a new private label manufacturer. As a result of the skill set she was introduced to and worked hard to improve upon here at Stevenson, she is able to perform many tasks for the company. Shayna performs tasks such as sketching on the computer, creating tech packs, researching trends, creating designs, and communicating with their manufacturers in Asia.

Additionally, my experience and in-depth familiarity with the program has led me to be transition from student to technician, and I will be teaching next semester in the Fashion Design Program. 

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

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