“We don’t take a small pattern and make it bigger. We know that doesn’t work.” — Debbie Christel
PULLMAN, Wash. – The winning design by students last semester for professional women’s Washington State University spirit wear is a Chanel-inspired jacket that will be manufactured and available at WSU retail outlets.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Student designs for Cougar clothing for professional women will be shown at a free, public presentation 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News
PULLMAN, Wash. – As social media becomes the catwalk of the fashion industry, a Washington State University researcher is examining how it influences the way consumers interact and the merchandise they buy.
More than a fashion option, what you’re wearing could be a matter of life or death.
That’s because apparel designers also create high-performance uniforms for doctors, firefighters, the military and athletes. Working with high-tech materials like Kevlar, for bulletproof vests, they also design spacesuits for astronauts and parachutes for pilots.
“We’re much more complex and in depth than most people realize,” said Karen Leonas, the new chair of WSU’s apparel, merchandising, design and textiles department (AMDT). “My role is to facilitate the vision of our amazingly talented and diverse faculty.”
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