The University of Fashion video resource library is available to students across the United States – from Oregon to New York, we support and feature design students as they pursue their careers in fashion. This week, we congratulate the recent graduates of Oregon State University’s Apparel Design program.
Oregon State University is located in Corvallis, Oregon and offers degrees in both Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising. Fashionista.com has named OSU as one of The Top 20 Fashion Schools in the U.S., as “the design and merchandising programs at OSU are feeders for Nike, Pendleton, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, and Eddie Bauer, all of which are headquartered in the outdoorsy Pacific Northwest.” We are proud to feature several of OSU’s 2014 graduating designers.
From athletic apparel to maternity wear, designers’ target markets were as varied as their inspirations on the OSU runway this spring. Tayler Worrell, winner of this year’s Best Use of Technique, Innovation and Originality Award, presented a menswear look that not only represents the Pacific Northwest in its wrapped up warmth and ease, but can also be translated into one of NYC’s downtown skateparks.
Rachel Draper’s use of leather accessories punctuated a successful subdued palette and earned her the Judge’s Choice Stand Out Award.
We took notice of Lily Fwert’s interesting blend of textiles coupled with sporty shoulder detailing and an office appropriate silhouette.
Finally, in the thick of an NYC summer and with cropped tops popping up everywhere from the street to the red carpet, we couldn’t help but acknowledge designer Ali Denny’s effective minimal white crop top paired with an asymetrical skirt. The side swept braid gave this look an “it girl” feel and earned Ali the Best RTW Interpretation Award this year.
The OSU apparel design program is housed by the Department of Design and Human Environment and holds two fashion shows a year. In addition to a recycled fashion show, students show their graduate collections each spring. For a glimpse inside what it takes to put on an Oregon State University fashion show, enjoy the following clip:
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