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2023

Pattern alterations improve teaching practices

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Kudos to FDM instructor Erin Robinson, who recently completed a Faculty Development Course for Effective Teaching Practices.  Erin heard about the course during the pandemic and thought it would be a positive way to improve her teaching.  She learned about different student-centered practices, how including how to teach student learning processes (e.g., notetaking), altering courses to make them accessible to different learning styles, and utilizing student feedback.  Erin raved about the course, saying it “gave me some insight on how to work on critical thinking with my students and forced me out of my box of how apparel construction ‘should be’ taught.” One of the critical thinking components Erin now employs in her sewing classes is to have a group discussion before every project.  “I never imagined that group discussions could be part of apparel construction, but it really helps the students with critical thinking and working through questions together,” she explained.  The course was offered by the Association of College and University Educators via the UH Center for Teaching Excellence.  -Andy Reilly & Jacqueline Tani

 

 

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Feb

2023

Fostering Future Fashionistas

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Fifty students from Highland Middle School got a jump start on planning their careers.  FDM faculty hosted the students on January 23, 2023 and gave them a glimpse of college life.  A creative challenge to redesign a t-shirt using only safety pins and beads resulted in punk-inspired, ripped and torn versions along with cropped two-piece shirt and skirt outfits.  "I really loved making my new favorite shirt, and it helped boost my confidence in fashion," a student said.  The middle-schoolers also observed a design class, learning about pattern-making and draping fabric, and posing questions to the UHM design students. On the technology portion of the visit, students engaged in hands-on experimenting with fashion design CAD software and avatars used in fashion research.  One student remarked that she could not want to begin college: "the trip to UH Manoa was very interesting, but also fun and exciting. I loved seeing the designs in one of the rooms which was about fashion. I was in love with everything that was happening there, and I can't wait to go there again one day. I hope that once I'm in high school, I'll be able to make it happen [by taking the fashion academy classes]."  –Andy Reilly & Jacqueline Tani

 

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Feb

2023

Brace for Impact: SuperSonic, the 57th UHM Fashion Show

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Rebounding from last year’s small-scale outdoor event with COVID-19 restrictions, “SuperSonic” arrives with a resounding boom!  This year’s 57th UHM fashion show boasts nine senior and twelve junior design students showcasing their creations on April 30, 2023 at the Hawaii Convention Center (tentatively). 

Each senior will present their unique collections consisting of 5-6 inspired looks, including the garment, make-up and runway music. Twelve junior designers contribute to their own group interpretation of the MET GALA 2023 theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” 

The Fashion Show Production class plans and organizes the entire event from budgeting to staging and anticipate 300 or more guests to attend. The students associate the word “supersonic” with the supernatural impact that is left behind. They explain that the term reflects the great efforts of this year’s senior class and the show will “create a lasting impact on not just the audience, but for the designers as well, as many of them will pave their way into the fashion world after graduation.” Details can be found on the FDM and Fashion Show Instagram accounts: @fdm_uhm and @uhmfashionshow. –Minako McCarthy & Jacqueline Tani

 

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Dec

2022

Channeling Her Inner Ninja

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Cara Yoshimi's original design was showcased in the design exhibition at the ITAA conference, after a rigorous double-blind peer review process (photo right).  The accepted designs showcase innovations using industry design software and zero-waste design methods, including upcycling and recycling garments and fabrics. Cara’s design was made from a kimono donated by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH) and reimagined as "Re. Doll Haus XY," inspired by a specific Gothic Lolita genre that elements into masculinity and femininity within a single look with garments that have ninja (a type of spy-like warrior during the Samurai age) concept. Cara was mentored by Minako McCarthy.  Congratulations, Cara! 

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Dec

2022

3D Tech Research Paper Wins ITAA Award

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 Dr. Ju-Young Kang and Dr. Shu Hwa Lin of the FDM program won the Paper of Distinction award for the culture track at the 2022 annual ITAA conference for their paper entitled “3D Virtual Technology in Costume Museum Exhibition: Qing Dynasty.” This project aimed to create a digital costume museum platform that incorporated 3D virtual technology. This project was based on the authentic costumes at the UH historic costume museum. Our UH historic costume museum is one of Hawaii's largest historical and ethnographic costumes and textile collections. We will continue to develop a 3D platform for diverse collections of the UH costume museum. To learn more UHM Costume Collection, watch a video. This is Dr. Kang's third Paper of Distinction award since she’s been at the CTAHR/UH—she previously won this award in 2014 and 2017 (consumer behavior track) at the ITAA conference. Also, this is Dr. Lin’s second Paper. of Distinction award —she previously won this award in 2020 (sustainability/social responsibility track) at ITAA. Congratulations!

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Dec

2022

Online Boutiques Opened by Students

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FDM 437 Small Business Start-up class recently opened their new retail brands, Hidden Essentials and Artists Collective, which features handmade products created by the FDM students and selected merchandise sourced from local/national vendors.

Hidden Essentials is an online boutique run by 10 fashion design and merchandising students at UH Mānoa. This includes our e-commerce team: Michelle Kinumatsu, Makali'i Saunders, and Hoku Serna; our marketing team: Kanako Yoshitsugu, Melanie Simmons, and Jisoo Kim; our merchandising team: Cailin Kaneshiro, Jada Rogers, and Danielle Gersonde; and our team leader, Sabrina Weaver. The Artists Collective is a joint shop created by Olivia Maguire, Jordan Casteen, Crystal Lam, Enzo Silvestro, Riana Kawamura, Megan Medrano, Blaise Sugita and Dominique Au....[For the full article, click "Read more"]

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