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Fashion Design & Merchandising News

By: Jacqueline Kaminski

I had the pleasure of interviewing Leah Aronhime, who is the newest addition to the Fashion Design Program teaching the First Year Fashion Design Seminar (FDES 100) and Garment Construction Techniques (FDES 101) courses. Her creative background stems from her graduating FIT in New York City, owning her own children’s wear line called Galette, and doing freelance on the side. Her teaching methods bring great excitement to fashion students at Stevenson University. Incoming freshmen majoring in fashion design take FDES 100 located in the Academic Center in our Owings Mills North campus. This brand new building which houses the School of Design turned out “amazing” according to Ms. Aronhime.

FDES 100 prepares students on the expectations of being...Learn More


By Candace Cruise

As a fashion design student, I am constantly reminded that creativity does not come easy. Our most important grades, and greatest satisfaction, hinges on successfully creating garments of original design for assignments and fashion shows throughout our school career. Many do not see the time, energy and money that goes into the finished product. One of the most time consuming aspects is selecting the perfect fabric.

The problem at hand is that there are not a lot of options in this area when it comes to good, old brick-and-mortars or retailers who cater to our fashionable and creative needs. The same issue is especially true for students who may not have the luxury of owning a car to whisk themselves off campus and whose list of friends willing to “uber” them to and from New York (the fabric mecca) every weekend is…well…...Learn More


By Rhiannon Arellano

When I walked into the new Academic Center at Owings Mills North campus, my first thought was ‘where is the map?!’  Once I found the map, I quickly scanned it to see if I could find my classroom number and realized that the map was for the first floor. My room was 233, so now my next mission was to find the stairs to get up to the second floor. I quickly followed other students down a long hallway past many classrooms only to realize I could not ...Learn More

We would like to start off by wishing all of our new and returning students an excellent start to the new year!  We have many exciting things to share with you!


  • Don’t forget that the Fashion Design program has relocated to the Owings Mills North campus in the new stunning Academic Center. All of the Fashion Design studios and offices are located on the second floor of the building.


11200 Ted Herget Way

Owings Mills, MD 21117


  • New this year is the Fall Break/Holiday. Please note that the college will be CLOSED from Sunday, October 9 to Wednesday, October 12.


  • You won’t want to miss out on The Lego Challenge, which encourages participation from all First Year Seminar classes to construct their version of Career Architecture out of Lego’s. This exciting event will be held in the Owings Mills Gym on Friday, September 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


  • “Rhythm & Style” is an exhibition of original fashions created by the junior fashion design majors who were influenced by musical artist and genres.  These beautiful garments will be displayed at the new Academic Center on the Owings Mills North campus. Please join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, December 1th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.        

Please continue to check out our blog for more information regarding future events and cool blogs written by students from the Writing for Fashion course!!

The Fashion Department welcomes you to a fabulous fall semester!


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