Archana Edmond

Ph.D. Student

Phone: 215-919-1471



  • MS Fashion Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, June 2013. Deans Fellowship.
  • Post-Graduation in Fashion Design, Loyola College, India. Class Topper.
  • BS Fashion Design, Alagappa University, India. University Topper.
  • Certificate courses in Hand beading, Embroidery, Mirror work and hand painting on fabric, India.

Work Experience:

  • Instructor at Iowa State University, 2015-Current. AMD 178 - Introduction to Apparel Design Studio - Teaching. Teaching, grading and assisting students.
  • Focus Grant Committee Member at Iowa State University, April 2017 - Current
  • Apparel Merchandising and Design Graduate Student Association at Iowa State University, May 2016- April 2017- PR Chair
  • Instructor at Iowa State University, 2016- 2017. AMD 278 - Fashion Illustration- Teaching, grading and assisting students
  • Fashion Custom Wear, June 2013- Current. Designed custom wear for Senior Vice President of Drexel and other clients who are part of the Drexel Trustees.
  • TARA, Philadelphia
  • Technical Designer, Freelance, Best Equipment, Mount Holly, NJ.
  • Fashion Design Internship, Marchesa, Bibhu Mohapatra, Luxury Evening Wear Designers, New York, NY
  • Volunteer, Drexel University Historic Costume Collection, Philadelphia, PA
  • Graduate Assistant, Drexel University Fashion Department, Philadelphia, PA

Honors and Awards

  • Helen Easter FCS Graduate Scholarship, Iowa State University - 2017
  • Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award - 2016
  • Best Hand Crafted Graduate Collection, Drexel University Fashion show - 2013
  • Deans Fellowship, Drexel University - 2010-2013
  • Class Topper in Apparel Design, Loyola College, India - 2008
  • University Topper and Gold Medalist in Apparel Design, Alagappa University,India - 2007

Professional Affiliation

  • Kappa Omicron Nu, national honor society of Family and Consumer Sciences - 2017-present
  • Golden Key International Society - 2017-present
  • The Costume Society of America (CSA) - 2016-present
  • International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) - 2014-present
  • Apparel, Merchandising, and Design Graduate Student Association (AMDGSA) - 2015-present
  • Golden Key International Honors society- 2017-present
  • Hand weavers Guild of America - 2017-present
  • Surface Design Association - 2017-present
  • Textile society of America - 2017-present

Research Interests:

  • Indian Textiles and Surface Embellishment

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Cooking
  • Painting
  • Photography