Archana Edmond

Ph.D. Student
Phone: 215-919-1471
Email: aedmond@iastate.edu

Education:

  • MS Fashion Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Date: 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

Research Interests:

  • Indian Textiles and Surface Embellishment

Industry Experience:

  • Instructor at Iowa State University, 2015- Current. AMD 178 – Introduction to Apparel Design Studio- Teaching, grading, and assisting students

  • Instructor at Iowa State University, 2016 (Fall and Spring) 2018 (Fall) AMD 278 – Fashion Illustration – Teaching, grading, and assisting students

  • Helen LeBaron Hilton Fund Graduate Student Committee Member at Iowa State University, October 2018 – Current

  • Focus Grant Committee Member at Iowa State University, April 2017- Current

  • Fashion Custom Wear, Designed custom wear for Senior Vice President of Drexel, and other clients who are part of the Drexel Trustees, June 2013- Current
  • Kappa Omnicron Nu, National Honor Society of Family and Consumer Sciences at Iowa State University, October 2018

  • Apparel Merchandising and Design Graduate Student Association at Iowa State University, May 2017- April 2018

  • Apparel Merchandising and Design Graduate Student Association at Iowa State University, May 2016- April 2017, PR Chair

  • TARA LLC, Fashion Designer, Philadelphia, PA

  • Best Equipment, Technical Designer, Freelance, Mount Holly, NJ

  • Fashion Design Internship, Marchesa, Bibhu Mohapatra, Luxury Evening Wear Designers, New York, NY

  • Paul Carroll, High-end Sports Wear Designer, Brooklyn, NY

  • Volunteer, Drexel University Historic Costume Collection, Philadelphia, PA

  • Graduate Assistant, Drexel University Fashion Department, Philadelphia, PA

Honors and Awards:

  • CHS M. Catherine Welsh Fund grant, Iowa State University – 2018
  • First place, Graduate Collection, Iowa State University Fashion show – 2017
  • Helen Easter FCS Graduate Scholarship, Iowa State University – 2017
  • CHS Graduate scholarship, Iowa State University – 2017
  • Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award. Iowa State University of Science and Technology – 2016
  • Best Hand crafted graduate collection award during Drexel University Fashion Show, Philadelphia – 2013
  • Deans Fellowship, Drexel University, Philadelphia – 2010-2013
  • Class Topper in Apparel Design, Loyola College, India – 2008
  • University Topper and Gold Medalist in Apparel Design, Alagappa University, India – 2007

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Cooking
  • Painting
  • Photography