Tag Archives: fashion

Apparel Design Alumna Shines On at Shinesty

Anna Peshock models a Shinesty blazer

In her senior year of college, Anna Peshock (B.S. ’15, Apparel Design) took an internship at a small start-up called Shinesty. Three years later and not only is Peshock a senior technical designer, but celebs like Stephen Colbert are wearing Shinesty’s out of the box designs.

Read more

Redefining, Redesigning Fashion at the Goldstein Museum of Design

The Goldstein Museum of Design  is hosting a new exhibition called Redefining, Redesigning Fashion: Designs for Sustainability. Now through May 26, you can see work on display by designers from the U.S.A., Australia, Europe, and Asia. The final designs on display were chosen by a jury of Anna Carlson, Anna Lee, and York Hu, each of whom have examples of their own work in the exhibition. All garments are a 21st century design that incorporates recycling, repurposing, and reclaiming that redefines sustainable fashion. The exhibition explores how designers can create clothing and accessories with consideration to the environmental, economic, and social impacts. The fashion industry has many creative and cultural aspects, but the negative features such as textile waste, water…

Read more

Now Available – The Fashion Reader: Second Edition

Linda Welters (PhD '81 Home Economics) recently published a book co-edited with Abby Lillethun titled The Fashion Reader: Second Edition, which includes the essays "Aging and Demographics: Implications for the Fashion Industry" by Claire Lacoste Kapstein (BS '01 Clothing Design, MA '04 DHA, PhD '06 DHA) and "Wearable Technology" by apparel design faculty member Lucy E. Dunne. For more on the book, visit Amazon.com here….

Read more

Wokasch interviewed by Star Tribune about NYC Fashion Week

Glassman at the Star Tribune about her recent trip to New York City for Fashion Week. Wokasch worked behind the scenes for designer Rachel Antonoff during the showing of Antonoff’s Fall 2011 collection.

Wokasch also attended a book signing for Emerging Fashion Designers (Schiffer Books) by Sally Congdon-Martin. Wokasch is included in the book as well as College of Design graduates Lauren Koehne (BS Clothing Design and Retail Merchandising, 2009), Laura Musekamp (BS Clothing Design and Retail Merchandising, 2009), and Elyse Olson (BS Clothing Design, 2009).

Minnesotan gets true N.Y. experience” by Sara Glassman, Star Tribune

Read more

Eicher's Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion receives Dartmouth Medal

The Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (Oxford University Press), edited by Joanne B. Eicher (Regents professor emerita, Apparel Design), has received the 2011 Dartmouth Medal by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). The encyclopedia, as well as its online component Berg Fashion Library, was selected for its extensive and outstanding multidisciplinary coverage of dress, fashion and its impact on society. The Dartmouth Medal is awarded by RUSA, a division of the American Library Association, and honors the creation of a reference work of outstanding quality and significance.

Read more

Daily covers publication of Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion

Ashley Bray, writing for the Minnesota Daily, covers the publication of the ten-volume Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (2010, Oxford University Press) of which Joanne Eicher (Regents professor emerita, Apparel Design) is the editor-in-chief. Bray quotes Eicher as saying, “Everybody around the world gets dressed every day. How and why we dress tells other people about ourselves and confirms to us our own identity.”

Read more

Star Tribune notes publication of Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion

Sara Glassman, writing for the Star Tribune, notes the publication of the ten-volume Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (2010, Oxford University Press) of which Joanne Eicher (Regents professor emerita, Apparel Design) is the editor-in-chief. Glassman notes that Eicher has been working on the project since 2003.

“Sometimes there are still people who like to look at fashion as superficial. It’s such a narrow point of view,” Eicher tells Glassman. “Everywhere around the world, people dress themselves, use body modifications and body supplements. It’s not just an encyclopedia of clothing.”

A publication presentation and celebration with Eicher and Kathryn Earle, managing director of Berg Publishers, will take place on Friday, October 22, 2010, 4:30-6:30 p.m., in 33 McNeal Hall. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Free sewing kits will be given away while supplies last.

Related links:

Read more

College of Design alumni, faculty contribute to Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion

Joanne Eicher (Regents professor emerita, Apparel Design) is the editor-in-chief of the 10-volume Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (2010, Oxford University Press). A plethora of College of Design alumni and faculty were also involved in the creation of the publication.

Volume 1 — Africa
Joanne Eicher (Regents professor emerita, Apparel Design) — Preface, Snapshot: Kalabari Peoples of Nigeria
Margaret A. Deppe (BS Biology, 1990; MA, 2005; PhD DHA, 2010) — Dance Costumes
Meriem Chida (BS Ag/Food Business Mgmt, 2000; Ag/Applied Economics, 2005; PhD DHA, 2006) — Tunisia
Barbara Sumberg (MA, 1993; PhD DHA, 2001) — Cote d’Ivoire and translation for Prehistory to Colonialism
Remi Douah (PhD DHA, 2006) — Cote d’Ivoire
Heather Marie Akou (MA, 2001; PhD DHA, 2005) — Somalia
Thadeus Shio (PhD DHA, 2006) — Kanga
Betty Wass el Wakil (BS Home Economics, 1956) — Dress in Egypt in the Twentieth Century
Philip W. Porter (Professor emeritus, Geography) — Climatic Zones and Cultural Regions
Fred T. Smith (Art History) — Archaeological Evidence, North Africa

Volume 2 — Latin Amerca and the Caribeean
Kelly Mohs Gage (PhD DHA, 2008) — Nineteenth-Century Afro-Brazilian Women’s Dress

Volume 3 — The United States and Canada
Nancy O. Bryant (MS Textiles & Clothing, 1974) — Regional Differences in Dress and Fashion
Sara J. Kadolph (PhD Home Economics, 1979) — The Textile Industry
Theresa M. Winge (BS Costume Design, 1991; MLA, 2001; PhD DHA, 2004) — Body Art, Music and Dress in the United States
Susan O. Michelman (MA, 1987; PhD DHA, 1992) — Gender
Annette Lynch (’92 PhD DHA) — Dress for Rites of Passage
Colleen Gau (BS Costume Design, 1994) — Conventional Work Dress and Causal Work Dress
Patricia Campbell Warner(MA Home Economics, 1982; PhD DHA, 1986) — Care of Dress, Snapshot: Wash Day at Mount Holyoke Seminary, Film
Linda Welters (PhD Home Economics, 1981) — The Northeast, Snapshot: Twined Bags, Immigrants Encounter North American Dress, Snapshot: Dress of Norwegian Americans
Helen Bradley Foster (MA Ancient Studies, 1990) — Antebellum African Americans
Susan L. Sokolowski (PhD DHA and Kinesiology, 1999) — Dress for Recreational Sports and Professional Sports

Volume 4 — South Asia and Southeast Asia
Jasleen Dhamija (Hill Visiting Professor, DHA) — volume editor, Introductory Note on South Asia and Southeast Asia, Introduction to South Asia, History of Textiles of South Asia, India, The Maldive Islands, Rites of Passage and Rituals in India, Snapshot: The Erotic in Indian Dress, Snapshot: Jewelry in Indonesia
Karen LaBat (DHA; BS Costume Design, 1974; MS Home Economics, 1980; PhD DHA, 1988) — Laos, Thailand
Uraiwan Pitmaneeyakul (PhD DHA, 2001) — Laos, Thailand
Mary Alice Chaney (MA DHA, 2006; PhD candidate) — Miao/Hmong in the United States
Hazel A. Lutz (MA Anthropology, 1980; PhD DHA, 2003) — South Asian Diaspora
Don Johnson, retired U of M librarian — Colonial Influence on Dress in the Indian Subcontinent

Volume 5 — Central and Southwest Asia
Margaret Anne Deppe (BS Biology, 1990; MA, 2005; PhD DHA, 2010) — Tiraz:Textiles and Dress with Inscriptions in Central and Southwest Asia
M. Catherine Daly (PhD Home Economics, 1984) — Afghan Dress and Diaspora, Afghan Jewelry
Charlotte Jirousek (MA Home Economics, 1982; PhD DHA, 1988) — Historical Survey of Textiles and Dress in Turkey, The Kaftan and Its Origins

Volume 6 — East Asia
Juanjuan Wu (DHA; PhD DHA, 2005) — Bridal Dress in China and Overview: Han Chinese
Juyeon Park (PhD DHA, 2008) — Bridal Dress in Korea, Textile Manufacture in Korea
Marilyn DeLong (DHA) — Textile Manufacture in Korea
Key Sook Geum (DHA visiting fellow) — Garment Manufacture and Retail in Korea

Volume 7 — Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Volume 8 — West Europe
Carol Colburn (MA Home Economics, 1976; PhD DHA, 1989) — Norwegian Folk Dress in the United States
Helen Bradley Foster (MA Ancient Studies, 1990) — Ethnic (Folk) Dress in West Europe

Volume 9 — East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus
Katalin Medvedev (PhD DHA, 2006) — Hungary: Urban Dress up to 1948, Snapshot: Changes in Gender in Socialism
Linda Welters (PhD Home Economics, 1981) — Ethnic Dress in East Europe, Russia and the Caucasus; Snapshot: The Pomaks; Differences and Similarities in Ethnic Dress in East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus; Greece; Snapshot: Women’s Ethnic Dress in Attica

Volume 10 — Global Perspectives
Joanne Eicher (Regents professor emerita, Apparel Design) — Introduction to Global Perspectives
Sandra Lee Evenson (BS Textiles & Clothing, 1981; MS, 1992; PhD DHA, 1994) — Dress and Identity, Dress in Art: Worldwide, Dress as Costume in the Theater and Performing Arts
Colleen Gau (BS Costume Design, 1994) — Conventional Work Dress
Frenchy Lunning (PhD DHA, 2000) — Cosplay
Jane E. Hegland (MA, 1991; PhD DHA, 1995) — Dress and Fashion Education: Design and Business

Read more

Eicher interview in Pioneer Press

Joanne Eicher: Encyclopedia of World Dress and FashionJoanne Eicher (Regents professor emerita, Apparel Design) was interviewed by Allison Kaplan for the Pioneer Press about the upcoming Creating the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion event. Eicher is the editor-in-chief for the project and she and others involved in the project will share stories about the creation of the first comprehensive reference that explores all aspects of dress and fashion. The event takes place Friday, October 22, 2010, 4:30 p.m., 33 McNeal Hall. The event is free but registration is required.

Kaplan’s brief interview ranges from Eicher’s interest in how we dress (“You make decisions about how you look by design or default”) to her take on Crocs (“They’re a lot different than a finely crafted, hand-stitched leather shoe”).

Read more
1 2