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Winning professional spirit wear to be manufactured, sold

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. » More …

Social media, regular folks are reshaping fashion industry

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WSU fashion researcher Jihyeong Son. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services)

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 …

Why plus-size women turn to men’s exercise clothing

By Darin Watkins, The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

PULLMAN, Wash. – A lack of fashion options has plus-size women turning to men’s exercise clothing. That’s the conclusion of a study at Washington State University recently published in the journal Fashion and Textiles. » More …

Through April 22: Asian fashion part of Mom’s Weekend

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Lipi-Turner-RahmanPULLMAN, Wash. – In her youth, Lipi Turner-Rahman didn’t want to wear the salwar-kameez her mother, Razia, custom-ordered for her and her sisters. Growing up in England but Bangladeshi by birth, Turner-Rahman wanted to fit in with others and wear blue jeans and a T-shirt instead of the elaborately embroidered trousers, tunic and scarf that make up the national dress of South Asia. » More …

Media advisory: Professional Fashion Showcase 2016

By Eadie Balint, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Students will take to the fashion runway while learning about proper professional attire during the 2016 Washington State University Tri-Cities Professional Fashion Showcase noon-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the West Atrium on campus. » More …

Apparel students make a better plus-size swimsuit

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

blue-suitPULLMAN, Wash. – With as many as half of North American women wearing a size 14 or larger, clothing designers are starting to take the plus-size demographic seriously. » More …

Exploring fashion, fit for African women of all sizes

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By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Attractive, comfortable clothing that fits a range of body sizes isn’t just an American desire – it’s global. A Washington State University researcher is exploring ways for African women of all sizes and shapes to look and feel good in modern fashions. » More …

Professor explores roots of aloha attire on TV program

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

BradleyPULLMAN, Wash. – Professor Linda Arthur Bradley’s 24-year career exploring the roots of aloha attire has earned her a spot on public television. » More …