2019 UHM Fashion Show

2019 UHM Fashion Show

Created by Aaron Jay Guillermo (left), Jade Young, Anoilani Aga, Savannah Adler, and Kimmy Diaz (right)

2019 UHM Fashion Show

2019 UHM Fashion Show

Created by April Joy deCastro (left), Kimmy Diaz, Jessica Arista, April deCastro (right)

2019 UHM Fashion Show

2019 UHM Fashion Show

Created by Alice Souza (left), Kimmy Diaz, Julie Sakai, and Jessica Arista (right)

2019 Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching Award

2019 Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching Award

Dr. Andrew Reilly

Optitex: University Design Award at the 2018 ITAA Conference

Optitex: University Design Award at the 2018 ITAA Conference

[FDM 338  2D/3D Computer-Aided Design & FDM 411 Product Lifecycle Management] FDM won the Best Use of Optitex School Award at the International Textile and Apparel Association conference. Optitex software specializes in the development of 2-D computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing and 3-D virtual prototyping. 

2018 Retail Business Plan Contest

2018 Retail Business Plan Contest

[FDM 437 Small Business Start-up] The final three winners: 1st place-Savannah Adler; 2nd place-Julie Truong; 3rd place-Kaycee Yoshioka 

Visual Merchandising & Retail Store Design

Visual Merchandising & Retail Store Design

[FDM 339  3D Retail Store Design] Created by Cheryl lshii 

3D Printing

3D Printing

Created by Yuyu Liu and Kaimi Kajiyama

2018 UHM Fashion Show

2018 UHM Fashion Show

Created by Kaimi Kajiyama (Left & Center) and Kaycee Yoshioka (Right)

2018 UHM Fashion Show

2018 UHM Fashion Show

Created by Michelle Nino (left) and Jayme Pisciotto (right)

2017 UHM fashion show

2017 UHM fashion show

Created by Franie Wong

2017 UHM Fashion Show

2017 UHM Fashion Show

Created by Lory Wong (right) and Danika Hazard (left)

2017 UHM fashion show

2017 UHM fashion show

Created by Lory Wong, Breanne McCleary,Yuyu Liu, and Darcy Shindo

ITAA Design Awards

ITAA Design Awards

Gabrielle Sanehira won two design awards at the 2015 ITAA conference.

UHM Costume Collection Exhibition

UHM Costume Collection Exhibition

Retail Business Plan Contest

Retail Business Plan Contest

Presented by Victoria Prince

Fashion Design and Merchandising Program

Fashion Design and Merchandising Program

 

Fashion Design and Merchandising Degree Program

 

The mission of the instruction program in FDM is to provide students with appropriate knowledge and skills for career positions in apparel and fashion-related industries; to promote understanding of the effects of global social, economic, and political issues on apparel and fashion-related industries and on modes of dress; to foster appreciation of the role of dress and appearance as these reflect and shape individual behavior, social and economic exchange, and cultural conditions; to nurture intellectual growth and creativity, and to support the mission of the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources by fostering student acquisition of problem-solving, analytic, and communication skills.

 

The FDM curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for career positions in apparel- and fashion-related fields. Students learn fashion industry operating methods; develop buying and merchandising plans; study textile fibers and fabrics; create fashion apparel lines; examine Hawaiian, Asian, and western costume artifacts; analyze the effects of social, political, and economic conditions on local, national, and global industry operations and consumer needs; and study current concerns relating to social responsibility, ethical issues, and environmental impacts as these relate to fashion businesses and consumers.

Courses cover these and related topics:

  • Fashion sketching
  • Textile properties
  • Apparel design and construction
  • Retail buying and merchandise management
  • Fashion promotion and fashion show production
  • Costume history
  • Social and cultural aspects of dress
  • Fashion computer-aided design
  • Fashion forecasting and marketing
  • Branding
  • International trade issues. 
Career Opportunities & Alumni
Faculty & Staff
Fashion Show

UHM Annual Fashion Show (FDM 430 & FDM 316; 330; 419; 420)

2019 Fashion Show Web (FDM 430)

Fashion Technology Lab

-Software: Adobe Creative Suite; Optitix; Visual Retailing's Mockshop

-Best Use of Optitex School Award at ITAA Conference (FDM 338 & FDM 411)

-2D/3D Fashion Computer-Aided Design (FDM 338)

-3D Virtual Fashion Show (FDM 338)

-3D Retail Store Design (FDM 339)

-3D Body Scanning+Simulation (FDM 411)

-Digital Textile Design (FDM 301)

Historic Costume Museum
Internships

FDM Internship (FDM 492)

Retail Business Plan Contest
Student Organizations

 

FDM Program Coordinator

Reilly, Andrew H., Ph.D.
Miller Hall 208A

Honolulu, HI 96822

(808)956-5061

ReillyA@ctahr.hawaii.edu  

  

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FCS Department

2515 Campus Road
Miller Hall 110

Honolulu, HI 96822

phone: 808-956-8105

fax: 808-956-2239


fcs@ctahr.hawaii.edu

 

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