Friday, December 12, 2014

Student design contest

The “Avanti Uniform Challenge” ask  students to create original uniform designs for six staff positions at Avanti Senior Living communities.
Corporate sponsorship is through Avanti Senior Living and studioSIX5 interior design.

Phase One:
The call for entry period is January 1, 2015 – March 6, 2015.
Submission deadline is Friday, March 6, 2015 at 11:59 pm CST.
Five finalists will be notified on Monday, March 16th.

Phase Two:
Finalists participate in national press releases through Forte Public Relations.
Finalists collaborate with Avanti Senior Living to refine final designs. · Submission deadline is Friday, April 3rd at 11:59 pm CST.
Winner(s) will be notified on Monday, April 13th.

A panel of three judges will evaluate the entries on:
1. Creativity (20%)
2. Beauty (30%)
3. Functionality (30%)
4. Branding (20%)

Winner receives a $1000 scholarship. (Prizes will be split between team members if a team submission wins.)

Details are available at

Monday, December 8, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Lilit Matevosyan in show RAW Dallas

Lilit Matevosyan (2014 graduate) was selected for upcoming show RAW Dallas on January 29th, 2015.  For the profile of Lilit and ticket information, please visit

Spring 15 Design Administrator Internship at TAG

Thursday, November 20, 2014

UNT SHINES AT 2014 ITAA Conference in Charlotte NC

The International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Design Competition held in Charlotte, NC November 12-16, 2014 announced awards at their Live Gallery Exhibition show on Saturday November 15th. The event was attended by over 500 Fashion/Apparel Educators, Students and Industry Professionals from the US and abroad. UNT was well represented in the awards ceremony with the following winners:

MFA Design-Fashion Design student Chanjuan Chen
Cotton Inc. Innovations in Cotton Design Award, 1st Place Graduate Level  ($1000) for her design Dawn
2014 Vinci Award for Excellence in Design Emphasizing Technology ($300) for her design Dawn
Chanjuan Chen, design "Dawn"; modeled by Carolina Carrasquillo; photographed by Candace Moore

MFA Design-Fashion Design student Lauren Ashley Ude
2014 Lectra Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Best Use of Technology ($500) for her design Elytra
Lauren Ashley Ude, design "Elytra"; photographed by Candace Moore

MFA Design Fashion Design student Liz Enoch
Fashion Supplies Innovative Design Award, 3rd Place ($300) for her design Monet
Liz Enoch, design “Monet”; modeled by Bekah Kilpatrick; photographed by Candace Moore

MFA Design Fashion Design student Liz Enoch
Cotton, Inc. Innovations in Cotton Design Award, 2nd Place ($500) for her design Pieces of my Heart
Liz Enoch, design “Pieces of my Heart”; modeled by Bekah Kilpatrick; photographed by Candace Moore

The top faculty award from Lectra for Faculty Designer went to UNT MFA Design-Fashion Design Alumna Linda Öhrn-McDaniel for her design Shaped by a Stitch the award is a weeklong trip to Paris to attend Premiere Vision a value of $3000. She also won the Cotton Inc. Innovations in Cotton Design Award, 1st Place Faculty Level for her design T-Shirt Dress. Ms. Öhrn-McDaniel graduated from the UNT MFA program in 2004 and is a tenured professor at Kent State University.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

small size female models and volunteers for Metro Uniforms Nurses' Benefit Fashion Show

Small size female models and assistance needed in backstage for a charity scrubs fashion show on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 5PM-7PM at Sisu Uptown in Dallas

If interested, contact Kevin Dinh, Director of Mobile Operations & Events, 469.360.2326,