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Faculty Attend Fashion and Textile Symposium in Beijing

College of Design faculty Elizabeth Bye (Apparel Design), Kim Johnson (Retail Merchandising), and Karen LaBat (Apparel Design) joined apparel marketing and design professionals from nine countries at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) and International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Joint Symposium March 25th-30th. Johnson was on the planning board for this first collaborative event between the two organizations. She also presented research findings. “The new, oral format of the symposium allowed design researchers to discuss research that is inherent in the piece,” explained Bye, who presented Visual Interruption (pictured right), using original surface design to guide the form of the dress and exhibited the design (pictured above). Bye also presented a paper co-authored with Marilyn DeLong, Gozde Goncu-Burk,…

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Goldstein Museum of Design announces summer hours

The Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) has announced new gallery hours through September 4, 2011. GMD will be open Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The gallery will be closed on Mondays and all University of Minnesota holidays.

GMD is currently featuring Beyond Peacocks & Paisleys: Handmade Textiles of India and its Neighbors through September 25, 2011. The exhibition explores the broad variety of surface design and weaving techniques employed in South Asia and reveals the connections of South Asian textiles to American fashion and American handcraft of the studio arts and DIY movements.

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