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Stephens College to open ‘Teaching from the Collections’ fashion exhibition

October 3, 2018 | Tags: School of Design, Fashion

This fall, the Stephens College School of Design is presenting the fashion exhibition “Teaching from the Collections,” featuring 13 original ensembles from legendary fashion designers Geoffrey Beene, Bonnie Cashin and Claire McCardell.

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Photo Feature: Fashion Immersion

July 20, 2018 | Tags: School of Design, Fashion

This month, Fashion Immersion campers, grades 6-9, immersed themselves in the creative experience on the Stephens College campus.

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Marlena Thompson ’18 receives Critics Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit

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.

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Stephens fashion seniors showcase work at Kansas City Fashion Week

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.

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World-renowned fashion designer brings expertise, work to Stephens College

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.


"King of the Copycats," fashion designer Victor Costa, visits Stephens College

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.

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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.

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Stephens duo receives prestigious YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund scholarships

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.

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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.


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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