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N.Y.C. fashion designers urge students to "make a statement"

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.



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Assistant Professor Stephanie Carlo to be honored as Exceptional Fashion Educator

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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Best in Show among honors received as Stephens Life earns more design awards

November 2, 2017 | Tags: Student Success, School of Design

Stephens Life, a student-run magazine, has once again come home a winner from the national College Media Convention. Among the many accolades, the Associated College Press (ACP) recognized Stephens Life as a Pacemaker Award winner. The Pacemaker is considered the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate publications. The winners were announced during the convention, which was held Oct. 25-29 in Dallas. 



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The Jeannene Booher Fashion Lecture Series to host Nov. 8 public lecture with N.Y.C. designers Stan Herman and Michael Harlan

October 16, 2017 | Tags: School of Design, Fashion, College & Campus

The Stephens College School of Design has invited New York designers Stan Herman and Michael Harlan Schwarz to share their experience creating “Designer Uniforms” – think Federal Express and JetBlue Airlines – and how they integrated the concepts of function and form into their own lines of accessories and apparel.



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Stephens College is exclusive college partner for Kansas City Fashion Week

October 10, 2017 | Tags: School of Design, Fashion

Stephens College is pleased to announce that the college will be the exclusive college partner for Kansas City Fashion Week, providing students, faculty and alumnae unique opportunities to participate in the premier runway show. Among those opportunities is a chance for select fashion students to submit portfolios of designs to Project Runway alumni Michael Drummond and Joshua Christensen. The award-winning designer will critique the sketches and select a winner to show her collection in the spring 2018 KCFW. 



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Historic Costume Gallery presents "The Joan Crawford Effect"

October 3, 2017 | Tags: College & Campus, School of Design, Fashion

Hollywood star Joan Crawford and costume designer Adrian Adolph Greenberg were the dynamic fashion duo of the 1930s and 1940s. Greenberg, who was known simply as “Adrian” in the fashion world, helped create Crawford’s signature broad-shouldered look, a design crafted to conceal the actress’s naturally broad shoulders.



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More national nominations pour in for Stephens Life magazine

September 28, 2017 | Tags: Student Success, School of Design

Stephens Life, the student magazine of Stephens College, is on a roll. For the second time in less than a month, the magazine has been nominated for a national award. This time, the Associated College Press (ACP) nominated the “Eat” story in the Fall 2016 issue for Design of the year in the Yearbook/Magazine Page/Spread category.



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Caroline Bartek, creative director at Cintas, will return to campus as guest critic

September 18, 2017 | Tags: School of Design, Fashion

Designing company uniforms is tougher than you might imagine: It’s not just about fashion, but function and image, too. One of the industries leading designers of “image apparel” will be at Stephens College later this month. Caroline Bartek, who recently redesigned uniforms for Southwest Airlines, will be visiting the School of Design on Friday, Sept. 29 to critique the designs of the contemporary sportswear class. The critique will take place from 11:00 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Davis Art Gallery.



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Stephens Life magazine named Best of Collegiate Design finalist in three categories

August 25, 2017 | Tags: Student Success, School of Design

Stephens Life, the student magazine of Stephens College, has been named a Best of Collegiate Design Pinnacle Award finalist in three categories. The Pinnacle Awards are presented by the College Media Association, the national association for collegiate media and its advisers, and honor the best in college media organizations and individual work.



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Stephens alumna Amy Bond ’92 to compete on Lifetime’s ‘Project Runway’

August 14, 2017 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement, School of Design, Fashion

Amy Bond ’92 is one of 16 fashion designers who will compete on the 16th season of “Project Runway,” the popular, Emmy-Award winning reality television contest. The season premieres at 7 p.m. CST, on Aug. 17, 2017, on Lifetime. Bond, 46, isn’t the first Stephens alumna to appear on the show. Qristyl Frazier ’91 competed in season six in 2009 and made it through episode four of the competition. 



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