Category Archives: Apparel Design

Designing a Smarter Compression Garment

Wearable technology has scores of potential health applications beyond fitness trackers. Brad Holschuh and Lucy Dunne (both Apparel Design) are paving the way to their development. This spring, Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, a research collaborative between the U, Mayo Clinic, and the State of Minnesota, awarded Holschuh and Dunne a grant to develop a smart compression garment. […]

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Kathryn Sterner Sieve (Apparel Design ‘11) is Taking her Studio on the Road

Kathryn Sterner Sieve (Apparel Design ‘11) founded Wisome Goods with an emphasis on sustainability, craftsmanship, and connecting people to story behind their clothes. Now she’s taking her studio on the road. With the support of hundreds of Kickstarter backers, she’s transforming an Airstream trailer into the Winsome Mobile Studio to bring her design process and limited-run collections across the continent. […]

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The Future of Wearable Tech: Q & A with Brad Holschuh

Brad Holschuh officially begins his appointment as Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Wearable Technology Lab in January, but he’s already learning the ropes, working with graduate students, and jumping into projects—including a recreation of Marty McFly’s 2015 self-tailoring jacket for Back to the Future Day. He holds a PhD in Aerospace Biomedical Engineering from MIT, where he worked on […]

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Give a Gift with Global Impact: Design Global Outreach

Update: September 3, 2015 In 36 hours, the deadline to reach our goal for Design Global Outreach will pass. Help us beat this deadline and make an impact in dozens of children’s lives. We have raised over $3,000 so far but need your help. Make a gift today and help us raise the remaining $2,000. We know you stand with […]

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Susan Watkins Receives Honorary Degree

Honorary degree recipient Susan Watkins was honored during the University of Minnesota College of Design commencement ceremony held on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Watkins is a teacher, designer, researcher, and author, as well as a mentor to a generation of students in the field of functional apparel design. She attended Pennsylvania State University and earned her B.S. in 1965 in consumer services in business, a program geared toward fashion merchandising. She continued in graduate school studying textiles and clothing at the same institution and earned her M.S. in 1967. PHOTO: 2014 Commencement Photos As a college student Watkins, though interested in clothing design, was searching for meaning in the design process beyond the apparent frivolity of fashion design. No programs…

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