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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.

04.07.2017

Ha-Vy Le – Fresh Fit Fashion Show

Congratulations to Ha-Vy Le! She was invited to showcase her design and sewing skills in this unique event. Below is…

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Congratulations to Ha-Vy Le! She was invited to showcase her design and sewing skills in this unique event. Below is her experience and process.

Ha-Vy backstage with her Model Carmelita Juan.

 

 

“Fresh Fit Fashion Show is an annual event hosted by University of Washington Hip Hop Student Association (UWHHSA). This was their first year showcasing student designers and I was one of two to showcase a piece. The fashion show was on February 17th, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30. There were vendors, dance/music performances, a runway, giveaways and more. I got involved because a lot of my friends are a part of the UWHHSA organization and when they decided they wanted to showcase student designers, they invited me about 3 weeks prior to the event date. I told them yes even though I knew classes in the program were picking up and getting really busy, (for example, the shawl collar + tech pack was due the day before the show!!) but I thought of it as an opportunity to really challenge myself and put myself out there and see what I could come up with.”

 

“I made a leather mock neck layering piece. I feel like I really challenged myself with construction because I’ve never worked with leather before. I also challenged myself with pattern making because it was my first time trying to use a bodice and turn it into a design that I wanted and figuring out how to execute it. I used a basic size 6 bodice and used it to make a first pattern, then used the first pattern to drape onto a dress form and really developed my pattern from my limited to no knowledge of draping. I’ve never draped before, but I took what I learned in first quarter about fitting gore skirts and applied it here, so I just used the slash and spread method on the dress form and traced what I ended up with onto paper and used it as the basic shape of what I wanted it to look like. Also, we were just starting to learn about collars, so I used what we learned about the mandarin collar and applied it to the piece as well.”

 

“I’m really satisfied with what I made and I think the styling really honed in on who I am as a designer as well. I found that project to be super fun, but also a great and challenging learning experience. If they invited me to do it again next year, I would because it gives me the experience that can’t really be taught in a class setting, so the more I’m doing something and challenging myself to try new things, the better I’ll get and the more I’ll learn.”

PHOTOS// CAEAN COUTO

MODEL // Carmelita Juan

03.15.2017

Gores on Parade!

The first year students put their own special flare on these amazing 8-panel gore skirts. Custom pattern design and unique…

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The first year students put their own special flare on these amazing 8-panel gore skirts. Custom pattern design and unique fabrications make these designers stand out in a crowd! Congratulations students on all your hard work.goreparade2016

03.15.2017

PAPER PERFECTION!

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 and showcase the amazing changes fashion has taken throughout history. It’s amazing what these designers can do!

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03.15.2017

Scholarship Recipients

We are very proud to announce this year's AD&D Foundation Scholarship recipients. These exceptional students have shown tenacity, passion, and…

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We are very proud to announce this year’s AD&D Foundation Scholarship recipients. These exceptional students have shown tenacity, passion, and strong academic achievement.

Here are the scholarship recipients, left to right starting from the top row:

Kevin Dofredo – Mike Alesko Apparel Design Endowed Scholarship

Laura Harris – Hisako Nakaya Apparel Design Endowed Scholarship

Juliet Sander – Hugh S. Cannon Foundation Scholarship

Melinda Reed – Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors Scholarship

Elaina Tursi – Mollie V. Pepper Apparel Design Endowed Scholarship

Allison Boehm – James D. Hoyt Memorial Scholarship

Britney Frye – Franklin Wood Endowed & Vulcan Scholarships

Morgan Timblin – James D. Hoyt Memorial Scholarship

Marisa Dyrcz – Mollie V. Pepper Apparel Design Endowed Scholarship

Celina Quintana-Marquez – Hugh S. Cannon Foundation Scholarship

Atarah Spears – Richard and Martha Weiland Endowed Scholarship for Apparel Design

Alvin Antonio – Mollie V. Pepper Apparel Design Endowed Scholarship

None of these scholarships would be available to our students if it were not for the Foundation at Seattle Central. The Foundation raises funds and creates endowments for scholarships, tutoring, emergency assistance, faculty development, and supports the student programs of Seattle Central College. A very special thanks to the Foundation Scholarship Manager, Christine Zumwalt for her tireless dedication to her work.

Congratulations to all of the recipients!!!

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03.15.2017

Jaimie Foster: Making waves for TomboyX.

  Meet Jaimie Foster, one of our talented Alumni! She is doing amazing things as the in-house Product Development Assistant…

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Meet Jaimie Foster, one of our talented Alumni! She is doing amazing things as the in-house Product Development Assistant for TomboyX. Check out her process—and make sure to read to the end for a sneak peek. Click the link below for the full article.

 

https://tomboyx.com/blogs/news/design-process

 

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06.23.2016

Tears & Cheers- Photo Highlights from AD&D’s 2016 Graduate Showcase

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