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, sustainable, 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. 

 

Goals and Objectives for all Students (UHM 2020-2021 Catalog)

 

Industry Processes

  1. The student can apply basic construction techniques appropriate to particular fabric characteristics and garment type;
  2. The student can conduct evaluations of apparel product quality using industry standards, regulatory agency criteria, and appropriate industry terminology;
  3. The student can identify fashion trends and create professional presentations including environment and market analyses, consumer research, and a competitive analysis;

Appearance and Human Behavior

  1. The student can conduct, interpret, and present the results of research that examines the socio-cultural role of dress in human behavior

Ethics & Social Responsibility

  1. The student can discuss current issues and concerns in the textile and apparel industries and can evaluate the social and ethical consequences of these;

Professional Development

  1. The student can employ critical thinking, creativity, and technical skill mastery to prepare a substantive pre-employment portfolio appropriate for an emerging professional. The student will apply content learned in the classroom to real-world situations in the fashion industry.

 

Goals and Objectives for Merchandising Track (UHM 2020-2021 Catalog)

 

  1. The student can integrate and present knowledge of visual merchandising concepts and processes as well as merchandise presentation techniques by creating 3D virtual stores;
  2. The student can integrate knowledge of business operations, theories of consumer behavior, and quantitative skills to prepare comprehensive research-based manufacturing, merchandising, and retailing plans;
  3. The student can discuss current issues and concerns in the textile and apparel industries, including global issues regarding labor conditions, social responsibility and environmental impacts, and can evaluate the social and ethical consequences of these;
  4. The student can distinguish between professional and unprofessional behaviors and can describe and critique ethical and unethical industry practices;
  5. The student can integrate current political, cultural, and economic data with economic theories, practices and policies to produce research-based reports on international trade conditions and practices;
  6. The student can identify and present practices in brand architecture and effective brand-building strategies such as functional-level, corporate-level, and business-level strategic directions;
  7. The student can integrate knowledge of industry operations, theories of consumer behavior, and quantitative skills to prepare comprehensive research-based manufacturing and merchandising plans that include creative design components and typical industry documents based on quantitative data.

 

Goals and Objectives for Design Track (UHM 2020-2021 Catalog)

 

  1. The student can identify the basic principles of block pattern & pattern drafting and demonstrate the appropriate manipulation of the block as applied in the apparel industry;
  2. The student can create professional illustrations of designs according to industry standards;
  3. The student can demonstrate design creativity through sketches and storyboard presentations based on market research and construct garments using pattern development and industrial sewing techniques;
  4. The student can evaluate alternative construction methods for specific fabrics and apply appropriate construction methods to create original garments;
  5. The student can demonstrate ability in both the conceptual and technical aspects of apparel design and develop a creative collection for the fashion.

 

 

 

Advising & Course Descriptions

-Academic Advising

-FDM Course Descriptions

-FDM Student Handbook

-FDM Majors: Fashion Design Track or Merchanding Track

-Minor in Merchandising (Not available for FDM Majors): The Merchandising minor requires a minimum of 24 credits. 18 of the credits must be earned under the UHM FDM program. No more than 6 credits will be accepted from other universities or institutions. We cannot accept a student transfer 24, 18, or 15 credits from other universities and acclaim FDM minor.

-Program Sheet & 4-Year Sample Academic Plan

-Schedules of Classes

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

-The 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; Marker (FDM 411)

-Digital Textile Design (FDM 301)

Historic Costume Museum
Internships

FDM Internship (FDM 492)

Retail Business Plan Contest
Student Organizations

 

FDM Program Coordinator

Lin, Shu-Hwa, PhD.
Miller Hall 201F

Honolulu, HI 96822

(808)956-2245

shulin@hawaii.edu  

  

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