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School of Design
April 30, 2018 | Tags: Student Success, School of Design, Fashion
*Marlena Thompson ’18* recently received the Critics Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit for the presentation of her publication, Ninalem, at 1 Million Cups of Columbia, founded by the Kauffman Foundation. The weekly event provides entrepreneurs an opportunity to share their business ideas and seek advice and support from the local community.
April 2, 2018 | Tags: Student Success, School of Design, Fashion
Stephens College students Fey Chavez ’18 of New Haven, Mo., and Tobie Roberts ’18 of Overbrook, Kan., showed their collections on the runway at Kansas City Fashion Week, which ran March 25-31.
March 27, 2018 | Tags: School of Design, Fashion
The Jeannene Booher Fashion Lecture Series continues to bring world-renowned designers to the Stephens College campus. This March the Stephens community had the pleasure to hear from Victor Costa, “king of the copycats,” whose significant impact on the fashion industry spans seven decades. Complementing the lecture, the Stephens College Costume Museum and Research Library launched a new gallery exhibit showcasing Costa’s work during his many years as a major fashion influencer and designer.
March 6, 2018 | Tags: School of Design, Fashion
On March 5, Houston-based fashion designer Victor Costa, who is known as the “king of the copycats,” visited Stephens College fashion classes. Stephens students had the opportunity to talk with and share their fashion collections with the famed designer.
Renowned New York fashion designer Victor Costa to talk as part of Jeannene Booher Fashion Lecture Series
February 14, 2018 | Tags: School of Design, Fashion
The Stephens College School of Design has invited famed New York fashion designer Victor Costa to present a free public lecture on March 5 as part of The Jeannene Booher Fashion Lecture Series. Costa is known as the “king of the copycats” and has been called the “maestro copier” by Vogue magazine. As post-World War II American fashion hungered for Parisian style, Costa’s photographic memory and passionate love of fashion allowed him to translate what he saw on the European runway into affordable pieces for the U.S. market. His “copycat” ability made Costa into a multi-million-dollar business.
January 26, 2018 | Tags: School of Design, Theatre, School of Creative & Performing Arts
Members of Creative Ink, Stephens College’s student-run marketing firm, recently designed promotional materials for the upcoming Playhouse Theatre Company’s production of “The Heiress,” which runs Feb. 2-4 and 9-10 in the Macklanburg Playhouse.
January 4, 2018 | Tags: Student Success, School of Design, Fashion
Two Stephens College fashion students—one for the second consecutive year—are among the 226 recipients nationwide of the highly competitive 2018 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) scholarships. Each student will receive $5,000 from the YMA FSF, which is the fashion industry’s leading educational nonprofit, granting the largest sum of money and total number of scholarships.
December 13, 2017 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, School of Design
Associate Professor Kirsteen Buchanan ’83 and Assistant Professor Lisa Lenoir, both in the School of Design, recently spoke about trends and concepts in wearable technology with journalism students at the University of Missouri. Their presentation was part of a series of informational sessions to help student teams prepare for the 2017-2018 RJI Student Competition, sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.
November 14, 2017 | Tags: School of Design, Fashion, College & Campus
Passion and integrity are important qualities for a young designer to possess in the rough-and-tumble world of fashion say New York designers Stan Herman and Michael Harlan Schwarz. However, it’s most imperative that a young designer knows herself, the New Yorkers told Stephens fashion students during a recent visit.
November 12, 2017 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, School of Design, Fashion
Stephanie Carlo, assistant professor of fashion at Stephens College, will receive the first Exceptional Fashion Educator Award from Rightfully Sewn, a not-for-profit program. The Kansas City non-profit provides seamstress training for at-risk women as well as professional development opportunities for young designers and individuals considering a career in fashion design. Carlo will be honored during the program’s inaugural Golden Gala at 7 p.m., Dec. 2 in The Grand Hall at Power & Light in Kansas City, Mo.
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