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05.06.2019

APOGEE – Fashion Portfolio Showcase & Runway Event!

Hello, You are invited Thursday, June 13th from 3pm to 9pm to APOGEE - a Fashion Portfolio Showcase and celebration of unique…

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Hello,

You are invited Thursday, June 13th from 3pm to 9pm to APOGEE – a Fashion Portfolio Showcase and celebration of unique fashion designs, portfolios and a runway show featuring the School of Apparel Design & Development students. The event is FREE and you may come at any time. Runway show starts at 7:30pm and has first come, limited seating. No need to RSVP.

The event will take place at a new location this year! We are pleased to host our showcase at the Broadway Performance Hall at 1625 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122.

We are looking forward to sharing this special evening with you!

Apogee Schedule

3:00p to 5:00p – Meet the Designers & View the Collections and Portfolios

5:00p to 6:00p – Graduation Ceremony

6:00p to 7:30p – Happy Hour with food and beverages

7:30p to 8:30p – Runway Show

05.06.2019

Tip-Top Technical Outerwear!

Second Years are ready to hit the slopes in these technical outerwear jackets! Individually patterned and constructed. Great job everyone.

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Second Years are ready to hit the slopes in these technical outerwear jackets! Individually patterned and constructed. Great job everyone.

05.03.2019

Sharp Shirts!

1st year students did an amazing job on their button down collared shirts! Individually Designed, re-patterned and constructed. Such talent…

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1st year students did an amazing job on their button down collared shirts! Individually Designed, re-patterned and constructed. Such talent here at AD&D

01.28.2019

Tailored to Perfection.

Custom fit tailored jackets patterned and constructed by our amazing 2nd year students! Perfect and professional.

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Custom fit tailored jackets patterned and constructed by our amazing 2nd year students! Perfect and professional.

01.28.2019

Gorgeous Gores!

First year students fit, patterned and constructed custom gore skirts. Great job everyone!

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First year students fit, patterned and constructed custom gore skirts. Great job everyone!

01.28.2019

19th Century Paper Magic!

Second Year students had a blast creating these 19th century silhouettes in under two hours using only paper, tape and…

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Second Year students had a blast creating these 19th century silhouettes in under two hours using only paper, tape and glue. Fashion History Festivities!

06.18.2018

Pivot Point 2018 Runway Show

Students showcased all the amazing work they did over the past 2 years in the Pivot Point 2018 Runway Showcase…

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Students showcased all the amazing work they did over the past 2 years in the Pivot Point 2018 Runway Showcase event! You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/gaH317Uiipo

Also, here are some great stills from the show. Enjoy.

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.