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15

Sep

2023

Accepted for the ITAA Design Exhibition

Author: FDM

FDM senior designer, Leah Aoki, has been accepted to present one of her garments at the 2023 International Textile and Apparel Association’s (ITAA) annual conference.  The conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 8-11. When asked about her achievement, Leah said, “I am very excited to present one of my original pieces at the ITAA this coming November!”  There’s good reason for her to feel excited.  Her garment went through a rigorous blind reviewing process in which the acceptance rate for the undergraduate category this year was a mere 28%.  Leah’s mentor and advisor, Professor Minako McCarthy, and the entire FDM ohana is very proud of her.  -written by Minako McCarthy

 

 

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13

Sep

2023

Aromatherapy by K: Hawaii Healing and Inspiration

Author: FDM

Kristin Lencz, the owner of Ku'u Hawaii (company website: kuuhawaii.com) and Aroma by K, visited our campus to join FDM 437 Entrepreneurship in Retail (Instructor: Youngjin Bahng) as a guest speaker on September 12th, 2023.  Ku'u Hawaii provides face and body products made out of natural ingredients with the highest quality. Their Hawaii ocean and garden candle and candle holder series are very popular to both Hawaii local residents and tourists. During the class, Kristin shared her business experience from how she started her business to what her future plans are. She also shared her personal life story as a female entrepreneur and gave students sincere advice. In addition, students had a fun activity time making their own facial toner using natural ingredients and aroma essential oils. We truly appreciate Kristin's dedication to FDM, and her time and effort to inspire our students. -written by Youngjin Bahng​

 

 

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7

Sep

2023

Remembering: Nadine Kam

Author: FDM

Our hearts are filled with deepest sorrow upon hearing the news about Nadine Kam's passing on September 5th, 2023.  Nadine Kam was a former features editor and writer for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin. She communicated with more readers through the "Fashion Tribe" on her blog and SNS, posting articles and photos about fashion, foods, music, and education. Many thanks and our love to Nadine for being our long-time friend and supporter, joining our FDM annual fashion shows and Retail business plan contests, and writing about the FDM events. According to KITV 4 Island News, her funeral will be on December 7th at Mililani Mortuary; viewing at 10:00 AM and service at 11:00 AM. -written by Youngjin Bahng

 

 

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5

Sep

2023

The Meaning of Clothing and Why We Wear It: Dr. Andy Reilly's Insights

Author: FDM

Listen to one of UHM's very own Fashion Design Merchandising professors, Dr. Andy Reilly talks about the meanings of dress, why people wear clothing, and why it is important. He discusses the origin of clothing (was it protection or something else like status or ritual), the power of consumers, and how clothing is a dynamic reflection of culture, society, psychology, economy, politics, art, philosophy, and technology (LINK: Spotify for Podcaster-written by Michael Davis

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21

Aug

2023

2D/3D CAD Projects: A Design Showcase

Author: FDM

During Spring 2023, in the course FDM 338 - 2D/3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD), students embarked on a journey of crafting 3D virtual garments and catwalks, fashion flats and illustrations, along with designing captivating graphics for t-shirts, all stemming from their design concepts. Under Dr. Ju-Young Kang's guidance, students utilized various fashion CAD software, including Optitex, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop. This experience provided students with valuable opportunities to explore the applications of technology in the fashion industry. Beyond showcasing their boundless creativity, this 2D/3D CAD project stands as a testament to the remarkable fusion of technology and imagination. Behold the exquisite 2D/3D fashion designs brought to life by our gifted students! (Watch the video and our photo album.)  -written by Ju-Young Kang

 

 

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22

May

2023

Metaverse in the Fashion Program: Guest speaker from South Korea

Author: FDM

Dr. Wolhee Do, Professor of Chonnam National University in South Korea, visited the University of Hawaii at Manoa from March to May of 2023 and gave FDM students guest speech in classes, FDM 221 Textiles (Instructor: Youngjin Bahng) and FDM 471 International Apparel Trade Issues (Instructor: Youngjin Bahng).  Dr. Do introduced the most current digitalization of global textile and fashion companies across the world and the use of digital technology in smart fabrics, and shared her experience of how she developed patented apparel products and created a curriculum utilizing metaverse: Zepeto in South Korea. Most students were very excited to watch the virtual fashion show created on Zepeto and asked many questions about it. We are so thankful for Dr. Do's ongoing support and collaborative work with FDM, University of Hawaii at Manoa.  -written by Youngjin Bahng

 

 

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