Saturday, October 19, 2013

UNT Fashion wins big in New Orleans!

On October 18 at the 2013 International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, a UNT faculty and a graduate student received awards for excellence in Design.  ITAA is a professional association composed of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education. Associate Professor Li-Fen Anny Chang was awarded with the two top faculty design awards at this event and Fashion Design MFA candidate Chanjuan Chen received both of the graduate student level awards in design. UNT was represented at this highly competitive juried design competition by 5 original faculty designs, 6 original graduate students designs, and 3 original alumni designs (one of which also won an award). Other Fashion Design faculty also participated in several research presentations at this conference. UNT Proud!!! 


The following awards were given:
Li-Fen Anny Chang (張禮芬), Fashion Design Associate Professor
Lectra Outstanding Faculty Designer Award,
- trip to Premier Vision; the Lectra Headquarters in Paris, France for her desig
“The Scorpio"


Li-Fen Anny Chang (張禮芬), Fashion Design Associate Professor
ITAA Award for Excellence in Target Market Design,  
Professional Level, Cash Award of $300 for her design  
Urbane Rebel


Chanjuan Chen (陈婵), Fashion Design MFA Candidate
Cotton Inc. Innovations in Cotton Design Award, 1st Place, 
Graduate Student Level, Cash Award of $1000 for her design 
Origami Meets Eco-Fashion


Chanjuan Chen (陈婵), Fashion Design MFA Candidate
Fashion Supplies Innovations Design Award, 1st Place, Graduate Student Level, 
Awarded with a professional dress form valued at $750, for her design 
Origami Meets Eco-Fashion



IMAGES OF DESIGNS
 "The Scorpio"
 Li-Fen Anny Chang (張禮芬), Fashion Design Associate Professor
Model: Alexis Coats; Photographer: Candace Moore



"Urbane Rebel" 
 Li-Fen Anny Chang (張禮芬), Fashion Design Associate Professor 
Model: Alexis Coats; Photographer: Candace Moore

  

Origami Meets Eco-Fashion
 Chanjuan Chen (陈婵), Fashion Design MFA Candidate
Model: Rebekah Kilpatrick; Photographer: Candace Moore