Thursday, April 17, 2014

The 2014 Dallas Career Day Fashion Design Competition

On Friday, April 11th, the Fashion Design students at UNT participated in the 46th annual Fashion Group International’s Career Day at the World Trade Center in Dallas, Texas. This event is a one-day educational symposium created to mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders and entrepreneurs in the fashion industry.  It is the largest event of its kind in the United States.  It has over 1,200 participants from 42 schools in 10 states. The finale of the event is a juried fashion design competition presented in a runway show exhibiting hundreds of students’ designs from schools nationwide.  At the end of the show students are presented with awards for excellence in design. Total design submissions for the event were 596 garments for which 200 were selected to walk the runway and this year UNT had 35 garments walk the runway. The faculty in the Fashion Design department congratulates the following students:

1st Place, Active Sport Wear: Kaitlyn Galligan (senior)

2nd Place, Cotton Casual Wear: Sarah Thompson (Junior)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Great Article about our MOK

A Great Article about our MOK written by Karen Bravo a 1997 alumna of the BFA in Fashion Design at UNT. Karen worked in industry for a few years and then went on to get her MA in Design for Textile Futures from Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design in London. Karen is now a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin where she teaches Apparel I, Draping, Advanced Apparel Design, Product Development, and Textiles. She has received a College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award for 2009-2010 and a School of Human Ecology Teaching Excellence Award for 2009-2010. In short she has done us proud!
Visit the link for the article, On Teaching: Interview with Marian O'Rourke-Kaplan.

Linda Ohrn-McDaniel: A Decade of Design

Friday, March 28, 2014

Project Runway is now casting for Season 13!

Project Runway is now casting for Season 13!
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We're excited to offer designers the chance to show their work during New York Fashion Week, and the opportunity to win $100,000 to launch or expand their own fashion line.

If Project Runway isn't for you, we’d love to hear which local designers are on your radar. Please feel free to send out our attached flier and website out, via your email list, Facebook, Twitter—whatever you think is best to reach your community. We value your help as we search for the best talent in fashion design.

Please note, the financial cap to qualify for the show has been adjusted, and if you were not able to apply in years past, you may be eligible now.

Learn more and download the application here.

The application deadline is APRIL 14th 2014.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014