Road to Runway 11 May 2021

Road to Runway

Watch it on KFVE and ‘Olelo

If you missed the premiere of the 55th annual UHM Fashion Show, it’s not too late to catch the designs and virtual show of our talented students. Tune in this Sunday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. on KFVE. The show also airs multiple times on ‘Olelo channel 53. Or, you can visit Hawai’i News Now. The virtual fashion show features collections from three senior undergraduate students in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program of the Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences, as well as 2020 fashion design student graduates. The runway footage was shot by the students — all on their smartphones.

Read the full story on UH News.

Fashion From Afar 19 April 2021

Fashion From Afar

FDM professor shares his insights with students 8,642 miles away

With the recent publication of his latest book, Fashion, Dress, and Post-postmodernism, Andy Reilly of the Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences caught the attention of instructors at the Lebanese American University. Andy was invited to provide a guest lecture for the university's new course, Fashion Studies Seminar, and – given the ubiquity of online access, he was able to speak with the students in Beirut, while never leaving Honolulu. For his lecture, “Attention Deficit Fashion:  Post-postmodernism in the Fashion Industry,” he presented his work and discussed the students' own projects. 

“We are leaving postmodernism behind and entering a new phase called post-postmodernism,” Andy told the class. “One of the outcomes of this new condition is rapid turnover of retail stock due to shortened attention spans and an industry desiring to meet the need for constant newness, resulting in micro-trends that disappear in a few weeks and are quickly replaced by something new. And of course, that relates to excess waste.”

The class ended with an invite for Andy to visit the university and its students – in person – when it is safe to travel again. Andy’s also been invited to lecture at Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich, Germany.

Fashion Fights COVID 15 July 2020

Fashion Fights COVID

FDM alumna’s fashion-forward scrubs benefit Hawaiʻi Food Bank

Want to social distance at the absolute height of Island design? Feel good knowing that 20% of net proceeds will be donated to the Hawai‘i Food Bank? Then check out Fighting Eel’s new line of unique local-print scrubs and face masks, designed by Fashion Design and Merchandising alumna Lan Chung.

Unfortunately, It’s Not That Easy... 1 May 2020

Unfortunately, It’s Not That Easy...

Lucky CTAHR’s still helping the real farmers out there!

Enjoy a chuckle with this new social-commentary cartoon created by Fashion Design and Merchandising student Marissa Nash, who also works as a junior editor in CTAHR’s Office of Communication Services.

Making a Mask 22 April 2020

Making a Mask

FDM provides three patterns and a how-to video

Face mask patterns abound on the Web, but if you’re looking for designs by the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences’ professor Shu-Hwa Lin and the Fashion Design and Merchandising Textile Lab, then look no further.


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