Department Head and Associate Professor: Neil Gilks
Apparel Design prepares students to meet the highest requirements of the fashion industry and articulate their own unique vision through the clothing they design and make. Emphasizing conceptual rigor matched by strong artistic and technical skills, the program guides majors through each stage of the apparel design process–from concept sketches to beautifully executed wearables.
Apparel Design alumni make their mark as creative professionals in whatever way suits them best. Some launch their own lines and find a market niche, while others work as designers for retail leaders such as Calvin Klein, the Gap, Urban Outfitters and more. Many pursue personal interests in costume design, knitwear, hat design, shoe design, custom tailoring, materials research and more.
Browse the Apparel Design Collections:
Collection (annual runway show) 2007-Present
Wintersession Shoe Design 2016: Northern Europe
Wintersession Shoe Design 2017: Italy Exhibit Photos