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Fashion Design & Merchandising News

Date: Oct 2015

A great event on Stevenson’s campus – the crowning of next year’s (2015-2016) Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson University King and Queen at the annual Homecoming Week in October.  Six contestants competed for the two crowns and performed in different events to see who would be voted “Mr. and Mrs. SU”. The contestants introduced themselves and told the audience why they should win.  They also responded to a question from SU’s Career Services that they pulled out of a hat. Lastly, and the most entertaining part of the night, all six contestants picked their favorite song and lip synced and danced to it on stage.  There were about 100 people at the event, and they all voted for the winners. 

This is a free event during SU’s Homecoming Week in October, and tickets are available at the Rock.

By: Jessica Roth 

The winners for 2015- 2016 Mr. and Mrs. SU Homecoming King and Queen were senior Shane Messick and senior Rachel Haywood. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

3-Clothing is an environmentally conscious women’s apparel company based in Baltimore that has been described as “yoga chic.” Founded by Nikki Gordon, a former yoga instructor and holistic health counselor, this company has the goal of providing clothing that is professional, comfortable, and locally-made. Ms. Gordon began by making her own garments and finding people who wanted to buy them. After locating a local manufacturer to produce her clothing, 3-Clothing was officially established and continues to support the art of sewing and local manufacturing. The company now carries a variety of product lines in local retailers such as Jean Pool, Milagro, and Liquid Blue Denim in Baltimore. 

I have been an intern with 3-Clothing for a year. Since my first day, I felt like a part of the family. I was taught everything from the quality control of garments to how to set-up and run events. Now, a year later, I am still a part of this great venture and am doing whatever is needed such as sewing, embroidery, assisting with styling, or quality checking and tagging garments. This internship has taught me how to create designs from start to finish as well as the opportunity to experience trials and tribulations faced by a young design company. If you would like more information about 3-Clothing or are interested in viewing this season's offerings, please visit their website

By: Ashley Danos


“It shouldn’t be difficult to dress comfortably and well,” said fashion design major Sarantos Papavasilakis.  Beginning at a young age, he loved looking at images of architecture and athletic shoes....Learn More


The 1990’s are making a comeback with Stevenson University’s top, upcoming fall fashion trend. Originating from the 90’s grunge era, this look is now worn with anything from a dress to a tee shirt and jeans. Tying flannel and chambray/denim shirts around the waist is a quick way to add personality to a simple outfit and can be worn by both genders.

This popular look, seen on celebrities such as Rihanna and Kanye West, has been spotted at parties as well as casual days around campus. Ladies can dress it up by pairing their favorite dress with ankle boots and stockings, or dress it down by wearing it with Converse sneakers and a jean jacket.  Men can dress it up by pairing it with a black V-neck and black jeans or dress it down by simply pairing it with their typical tee shirt and jeans. For more inspiration, be sure to look out for this trend around campus this fall!


By: Dabrianna Green


[Ninewest Designers]

On Friday, October 2, 2015, 38 fashion design and fashion merchandising students led by Professors Holly Lentz-Schiller and Leslie Simpson went on an educational field trip to New York City for the day.  The purpose of the trip was to expose students to the fashion field in New York City.  The following three fashion industry sites were visited along with the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  The group had a few hours of free time where we explored retailers, fabric shops, museums and tourist sites in New York City.

Nine West Group:  We visited their showroom and design department in the corporate office.  The President of Nine West along with the Director of Merchandising, ...Learn More

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