|See photos from this year's Trashion Show|
At the third annual Trashion Show last Friday, 67 ISU Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management - AESHM students in Elena Karpova's AESHM 222 class constructed 25 designs made of newspaper, plastic bags, pop cans, water bottles, to-go coffee packaging, and other recyclables. The event has raised $1,781 for clean water projects in Iowa. The event partnered with Serenity Couture Salon and Spa in Ames to celebrate the Earth month and bring awareness to various environmental issues. Photos by Brooke Pavel Photography. More».
|Guowen Song and partnership to improve fabric function chronicled in Des Moines Register story|
A story in the Des Moines Register highlights Guowen Song's leadership of Iowa State University's research team in apparel design, materials science and engineering, and kinesiology that is working to improve the design and function of protective clothing for the military, emergency responders, and others who face extreme conditions. Song is an associate professor and the Noma Scott Lloyd Chair in Textiles and Clothing. The story ran in the April 26 issue of the newspaper. More».
|Now This publishes video of researcher Young-A Lee's clothing made out of Kambucha tea byproduct|
Young-A Lee, an associate professor in apparel, merchandising, and design, makes sustainable clothing made of tea by product that looks like leather. More».
|Alex Peters, an apparel, merchandising, and design major spotlighted in student profile|
Alex Peters hopes to become a fashion designer. More».
|Apparel, merchandising and design alum Peggy Wang wins People's Choice Award at Red Dress Exhibit|
Six apparel, merchandising, and design students on Friday featured their work in the Red Dress Exhibit at the Go Red For Women - American Heart Association luncheon, held at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center. The event aimed to call attention to heart disease and prevention in women. Peggy Wang, a 2015 alumna, won the People's Choice Award and a $100 scholarship for her entry (third from left). The other dresses were designed by students Lea Dochterman, Emily Clark, Allisa Kliewer, Jaimie Towle, and Allison Kirstukas. More».
|Apparel, merchandising, and design faculty and alum receive Outstanding Paper Award|
The article “Exploring Apparel Purchase Issues with Plus-size Female Teens” was named Outstanding Paper by the Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management's editorial team as part of the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. The article was co-authored by Laurel Romeo, a Ph.D graduate from apparel, merchandising, and design, and her major professor, Young-A Lee. To increase dissemination of this high quality article, the journal has made it available for free for one year, and it will be made the journal’s sample article. More»
|Fashion Show featured by Iowa State Daily, Ames Tribune|
The 34th annual Fashion Show at Iowa State University was featured Monday on the front page of the Iowa State Daily. An article published April 7 in the Ames Tribune also gave readers a preview of the show. More».
|Creative design students present fashions at Reiman Gardens|
Nineteen apparel, merchandising, and design students in Ellen McKinney's AMD 426 creative design class on Thursday, April 14 shared fashions made of refuse from Reiman Gardens — cocoons, butterfly wings, and more. More».
|Eric Brown elected director of membership for international hospitality association|
Brown, an assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, was recently elected as director of membership for the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), a professional association for the hospitality and tourism industry. Brown, who takes office July 21, currently serves as Central Federation president. More».
|Iowa Prison Industries teams up with Apparel, Merchandising, and Design program for fourth year|
The two programs have collaborated on a class project to design a garment for offenders. Under Brenda Ackerman’s leadership, 21 students in AMD 431 Apparel Engineering have been working to redesign the denim jackets worn by Iowa offenders. Brenda’s previous classes have designed denim jeans, laboratory coats, and pediatric hospital gowns for Iowa Prison Industries. The students will present their designs and production methods from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. April 26 in the I-Building at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. Prizes will be awarded by a three-judge panel. For the first time, there will be a “People’s Choice Award” as well. More».