VCU Fashion is excited to offer its first community sewing class. The class is designed for individuals who are interested in learning basic sewing and construction skills or who want to improve their existing skills working with fashion professionals.
VCU Fashion NYFW Event
VCU Fashion hosted its first New York Fashion Week event on Monday, September 9th at Alger House in the West Village. The invitation only event spotlighted six collections from the graduating class of 2013, five from the Richmond campus and one from our Doha campus. To view more images, visit the album on VCU Fashion’s Facebook page.
Angie Bacskocky VCUarts Fashion Alumna On Project Runway
Angie Bacskocky, VCUarts fashion alumna, will be one of the 12 designers on this season’s Project Runway. The first show premiers Thursday night, July 18th on Lifetime.
Madeline Vaiden, fashion design junior, was selected as one of the three winners to represent the US in the international judging of the 2013 ReMix category for the ReMix 2013 IFTF International Fur Design Competition. Madeline was paired with a designer/manufacturer in New York that produced the actual design using pelts supplied by American Legend. Photographs of the garment were submitted to the international jury for final selection and the completed garment was sent to Milan to be exhibited in the Magic Fur fashion show.
Senior Fashion Design Students Selected for Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show Student Design Contest
Congratulations to Grace Hazelgrove and Monisha Jenkins for being selected for this year’s Cotton Incorporated’s 24 Hour Runway Show. Each student will receive an all expense paid trip to Miami, Florida from March 1 to March 3. Also included are a $500 AMEX® gift card for spending money, VIP treatment and backstage access at the Runway Show, and a COTTON UNIVERSITY™ gift pack.
Fashion in Florence Summer Study Abroad Program will take place June 3-July 4.
Students from fashion design and fashion merchandising will become inspired and fuel their creativity from the art, culture, and fashion of Florence. Students will visit Italian fashion companies, real Italian artisans, as well as other Italian cities. For more information, visit http://www.global.vcu.edu/abroad/programs/vcu/programdetail/p84.aspx
Fashion Design Student Studies in Guinea, West Africa
Fashion Design Senior, Grace Hazelgrove
During the fall 2012 semester, I had the truly unique opportunity to study abroad in Guinea, West Africa. This experience as a whole was life changing, and definitely eye opening personally and artistically. My program was through Anitoch University, which sends students from all over the United States to West Africa to study Arts and Culture. As a fashion design major I apprenticed with a local tailor in Kankan, Guinea for three months. Throughout this experience I was able to learn new techniques of cutting, sewing, and construction while getting first hand knowledge of the rich and beautiful culture of West Africa.
A core part of the program was the home stay experience where I lived with a family and became immersed in the daily routines of life in Guinea. I lived in a hut within the family compound and became a part of the family’s life while having to learn a whole new African language in the process. I was able to really experience life in Guinea and learn what it means to be a part of the fashion world outside a Western society.
I made lasting relationships with my family and friends that I grew close with there, which was one of the most rewarding parts. This experience has forever impacted me and I am now focusing on applying my experience to my future in the fashion world.
“Design Process” by Kristina Welch
VCU Fashion Design Student Finalist in Arts of Fashion Competition
VCU Fashion Design Student Finalist in Arts of Fashion Competition, October 29-30, 2011, San Francisco, CA Fashion design senior, Hae Rin Jeon, will showcase her designs at this premiere international student competition.
Vsiting Critic Bonnie Vig, SWOT for Target
October 24, 2011 Vsiting Critic Bonnie Vig, SWOT for Target Alumna, Bonnie Vig, is the critic for Kristin Caskey’s Resort class. Ms. Vig will be giving several talks to students in both merchandising and design classes. Ms. Vig designs print and pattern for all surfaces.