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05.15.2018

PIVOT POINT – 2018 Final Line Showcase

                               

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01.09.2018

Alumni Vicki Ostrom Counselor Magazine’s 25 top movers and shakers in the industry.

Vicki Ostrom AD&D Class of 1998 Senior Designer / San Mar Apparel Have you ever wondered what happens to our…

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Vicki Ostrom

AD&D Class of 1998

Senior Designer / San Mar Apparel

Have you ever wondered what happens to our grads after they leave the School of Apparel Design & Development?  Is there life after AD&D?  Join us as we track the career of one of our successful alumna, Vicki Ostrom, Senior Designer at San Mar Apparel.

After graduating with a BFA in Technical Theater and Costume Design from the University of Montana, Vicki attended the School of Apparel Design & Development at Seattle Central.  She has worked as a Designer in Seattle at Eddie Bauer and Tommy Bahama, in Dallas at JC Penney, and at several companies in New York.  Vicki returned to Seattle to work at San Mar in 2011 where she designs Men’s and Women’s Knits and Wovens for the Port Authority and Red House brands.  She is the Lead for Seasonal Trend and Color Direction, and an architect and producer of custom reports highlighting the nexus between societal movements and what we wear.  In addition to designing, Vicki is the content manager for San Mar’s online Style Network, a page and blog on the company’s website that unveils new apparel trends and discusses what’s hot (and what’s not) in the world of apparel.

 

In 2015, Vicki was chosen as one of The Hot 25 in Counselor Magazine’s list of the top movers and shakers in the industry. https://www.asicentral.com/magazines/counselor/Awards/content.aspx?id=1955&referral=LI

11.29.2017

Do the Extraordinary – Chris Clark 2017

Congratulations to our 2nd year student Chris Clark on his runway event! Please read below to hear about his process…

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Congratulations to our 2nd year student Chris Clark on his runway event! Please read below to hear about his process and show. We are so proud of our students and all the work they do.

I’m Chris Clark, currently a second year student in the apparel design program at Seattle Central. I’ve been interning at Do the Extraordinary over the summer and was lucky enough to design a piece to be featured in a runway show at the 2017 Seattle style night. This event was held to honor designers in the greater Seattle area, which included a variety of categories other than fashion such as hairstyle, makeup, and model of the year. Do the Extraordinary represented the lifestyle apparel designer of the year category.

When I designed this piece I had two things in mind, making a piece that stayed true to the brand but also keeping the piece true to me as a designer. Luckily for me, Do the Extraordinary is heavily focused on the an all black aesthetic where nylon straps and silver d-rings are of the norm. This gave me free reign to design how I normally do. I have always been attracted to straps, so when I was in the design process the strap was the major focus. I thought of how when you Carry a messenger bag or any over the shoulder bag you have the strap running across your chest and around your back. So I incorporated that idea into a really long adjustable back strap that connected diagonally across the back. Playing with the strap of a messenger bag being visible from both the front and back, you can also wear the back strap connected to an additional d-ring located just slightly off the shoulder running down to the chest.

This was an amazing experience and I’m very grateful and humbled that Do the Extraordinary gave me the opportunity to bring my ideas to life and have it featured on a runway.

11.07.2017

19th Century Paper Dresses.

Our AD&D 2nd year students had just 2 hours to collaborate and created different dress silhouettes from the 19th Century…

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Our AD&D 2nd year students had just 2 hours to collaborate and created different dress silhouettes from the 19th Century using only paper, glue, staples, tape and talent! Working together to create magic, they showcased the amazing changes fashion has taken throughout history. It’s amazing what these designers can do!

11.06.2017

Halloween Luncheon 2017!

Getting spooky with our Halloween Celebrations!

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Getting spooky with our Halloween Celebrations!

10.30.2017

Scholarship Recipients Fall 2017

Congratulations to our Fall 2017 Scholarship Recipients. (Listen top to botton, left to right) Jacob Sutton - James D. Hoyt…

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Congratulations to our Fall 2017 Scholarship Recipients.

(Listen top to botton, left to right)

Jacob Sutton – James D. Hoyt Memorial & Seattle Promise, Kemi Briscoeray – The Boeing Company, Cole Pillitu – Franklin Micah Wood Endowed, Akrofi Adjumani – James D. Hoyt Memorial, Karissa Samples – Mike Alesko Endowed, Bryan Sieh – Mollie V. Pepper Endowed, Nicole Shepherd – Snohomish County Clothing & Textile, Tanu Singh – Richard & Martha Weiland Endowed, Anissa Bryant-Swift – Seattle Promise & James D. Hoyt Memorial, Marissa Barnard – James D. Hoyt Memorial, Celina Quintana-Marquez – Hisako Nakaya Endowed, Andrea Dahlman – James D. Hoyt Memorial, Kristina Anderson – Hisako Nakaya Endowed, Orlando Mandujano – James D. Hoyt Memorial, Celine Waldmann – Seattle Promise, Ha-Vy Le – James D. Hoyt Memorial, My Truong – George C. Corcoran Memorial.

10.04.2017

Congratulations Class of 2017- Photo highlights from AD&D’s graduation showcase!

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10.04.2017

King 5 News interview!

Our graduate Lauren Gibbons previews her final line and talks about her process. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFfYujBx7yA

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Our graduate Lauren Gibbons previews her final line and talks about her process. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFfYujBx7yA

04.11.2017

Mad about Collars!

Working in teams, first year students got crazy with collars and learned to manipulate and problem solve with pattern drafting…

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Working in teams, first year students got crazy with collars and learned to manipulate and problem solve with pattern drafting to replicate unique collars from the fashion world. They gave intuitive presentations and created complimentary mood boards while honing in on their professional skills. Great job designers!

04.07.2017

Shirt Mania!

The first years worked tirelessly creating these one of a kind button up shirts. Congratulations students on a job well…

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The first years worked tirelessly creating these one of a kind button up shirts. Congratulations students on a job well done.