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  • D&M and Fashion Garner Top National Rankings

    June 5, 2014

    Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising were ranked by Fashion-Schools.org as top programs.
  • Smart Belly Band

    June 4, 2014

    Genevieve Dion progresses with development of the “belly band” wearable technology at the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory.
  • Council of Fashion Design’s Top Student Honors

    May 16, 2014

    We are pleased to announce that Graduate Fashion Design student Yi Deng has received the highly coveted $25,000 Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship, awarded each year to the most exemplary and innovative women’s wear design student in the country.
  • 2014 Fashion Show

    May 16, 2014

    The annual Drexel Fashion Show, always a tour-de-force of exceptional work from the collections of senior and graduate Fashion Design students, will take place on Saturday, June 7 at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard.
  • Delivering Smiles with ConKerr

    April 4, 2014

    Westphal’s Fashion Design and Graphic Design programs partner with ConKerr Cancer to comfort children with life-changing illnesses.
  • Illustrating with Ink

    April 4, 2014

    Artist Bil Donovan will give a lecture and demonstration on fashion illustration employing ink.
  • Neiman Marcus' Ken Downing

    April 4, 2014

    The definitive arbiter of fashion for Neiman Marcus, Ken Downing, will make a return visit to the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design on Friday, April 11.
  • Genevieve Dion presented at TEDx Philadelphia

    April 1, 2014

    Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory Director Genevieve Dion presented at TEDx Philadelphia.
  • Kristy Jost receives international award from National Science Foundation

    April 1, 2014

    Fashion Design alum Kristy Jost received international award from the National Science Foundation.
  • Pursue a Passion or Refine a Professional Skill

    March 21, 2014

    Through an exciting new program open to the public, you don’t have to be a Drexel student to engage with faculty at the top of their creative fields. Take an art or design course, or develop a technical skill, through Westphal College’s non-credit Enrichment and Professional course offerings, which cater to diverse learners of all backgrounds.
  • Performance Charrette: Interwoven

    March 5, 2014

    Our 5th annual Performance Charrette brings together Dance, Digital Media, Photography, Film, Fashion Design, Entertainment & Arts Management and, actually all Drexel students for a weekend of intensive, interdisciplinary, multimedia performance and design collaboration to solve challenges within given parameters.
  • Westphal Students Participate in First Ever Fashion "Descience" Competition

    March 5, 2014

    We are proud to announce that five of our current Fashion Design students and three Fashion Design alumni were chosen to participate in the very first Descience Runway 2014 competition, competing with 53 others design teams from around the world.
  • Meet Our 2014 Macy's Fashion Incubator Designer-in-Residence

    March 5, 2014

    Fashion Design graduate program alumna Rebeca Imperiano Lucena Porto (’13) has been chosen for the 2014 team of Designers-in-Residence at Macy’s Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, succeeding Fashion Design alumna Annina King (’05) as Drexel’s representative designer in the program.
  • Participate in Drexel's Research Day 2014

    March 5, 2014

    All Westphal students are invited and strongly encouraged to participate in Research Day – the University’s annual celebration of research, innovation, scholarship and creativity. Research Day 2014 will take place at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Thursday, April 10.
  • Wearable Power Poster Wins NSF Visualization Challenge

    February 7, 2014

    A team of Drexel University engineers, including Fashion Design alumna Kristy Jost, came up with a way to knit an energy storage device and have now been recognized by the National Science Foundation for their skill in showing how they did it.
  • Have You Been Accepted to Westphal?

    February 6, 2014

    Congratulations! Drexel hosts college-specific Accepted Students Days throughout the spring term. Please click here for important registration info regarding our Accepted Student Days on Feb. 22, March 9, April 6 and April 12.
  • Fashion Alumna Annina King Dresses NBC's Jill Martin

    February 5, 2014

    Fashion Design Alumna Annina King ('05), a designer-in-residence at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy's, will dress sportscaster and NBC personality Jill Martin for the annual Go Red for Women/The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection on Feb. 6.
  • Andy Paige: Fabulously Frugal

    February 3, 2014

    Andy Paige earned her title “budget bombshell” as the author of the internationally best-selling book, Style On A Shoestring and through hundreds of “fabulously frugal” makeovers featured on over 200 episodes of television, airing in over 14 countries.
  • Inclusive Design with Bonnie Mackay

    January 19, 2014

    Our first Rankin Scholar in Residence for 2014 is Bonnie Mackay of BMackay Consulting, former director of creative development and marketing for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and fashion director at Bloomingdales. Mackay’s innate sense for design and materials, combined with an understanding of business has enabled her to create innovative and highly profitable products and businesses.
  • Fashion Alumna Autumn Kietponglert on Bravo TV's "Styled to Rock"

    December 13, 2013

    Fashion Design graduate alumna Autumn Kietponglert '07 is a contestant on Bravo TV's brand new fashion competition show, "Styled to Rock," competing for a $100,000 grand prize, a feature in Glamour Magazine and a chance to become a member of superstar Robyn "Rihanna" Fenty's design team.
  • Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Info Session

    November 20, 2013

    The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator is now accepting applications for their 2014 residency and our Fashion program is hosting an information session for all interested individuals on Monday, Nov. 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in URBN Center room 239.
  • Fashion Student's Holiday Cards Picked Up by National Retail Outlets

    November 6, 2013

    Fashion Design Graduate Student Veronica Marché Miller has good reason to celebrate the holidays early. Her original collection of illustrated Christmas cards will debut on the shelves of national retailers T.J. Maxx, Marshall’s and Home Goods this holiday season.
  • DHCC Going Digital at Winterthur

    November 6, 2013

    “Material and Ethereal: A Mixed Reality Exhibition of Fashion from 1929-1939,” is an exhibition that will combine selections of historic fashion from the Drexel Historic Costume Collection with state of the art interactive and immersive 3D displays at the spectacular Winterthur Museum Garden & Library. Life size simulations of selected fashions will populate a 3D immersive environment modeled on a Winterthur grand room. “Magic Mirror” technology will create a virtual character of the viewer and dress it in the simulated historic fashion.
  • Meet Dynamic Business Leader Nina Henderson

    November 6, 2013

    The Nina Henderson Challenge is an annual competition that provides Westphal students with unique opportunities to develop their creative ideas into viable start-up businesses, with mentorship by top industry professionals and faculty, culminating in a competition for generous financial rewards and further support.
  • Apply for a Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Residency

    October 9, 2013

    The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator is looking to support young talent in launching and growing new fashion businesses. The Designers-in-Residence (DIR) is an opportunity for Fashion students to take advantage of this resource.
  • Our First Fashion Friday!

    October 3, 2013

    Our Fashion Fridays seminars are an attempt to accommodate this growing interest in the DHCC and share the collection with the public in a deeper, more meaningful capacity.
  • DHCC Open to the Public for Fashion Fridays

    September 23, 2013

    The Drexel Historic Costume Collection (DHCC) will open its doors to the public for the first time this fall, during our Fashion Fridays series at the URBN Center.
  • Philadelphia Style Magazine Features Drexel Historic Costume Collection

    August 26, 2013

    Drexel Historic Costume Collection Curator Clare Sauro speaks to Philadelphia Style magazine about the collection's past milestones, present achievements and future ambitions
  • Dean's List Honors Spring 2013

    July 26, 2013

    We are proud to announce that 406 Westphal College undergraduate students have received Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2013 academic term.
  • Summer High School Program Recap

    July 26, 2013

    This past month, 126 talented high school students from all over the United States lived on Drexel’s campus, attended classes taught by our faculty members, went sightseeing in Philadelphia and created projects as part of our Summer High School programs in Architecture, Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising, Interior Design and Music Industry.
  • Senior Send Off and Graduation 2013

    June 4, 2013

    We ask graduating 2013 seniors and Master’s students to join us for the 2013 Senior Send Off Dinner to celebrate their graduation and accomplishments.
  • Summer High School Study Programs

    June 4, 2013

    High school students from all over the United States will experience what it’s like to be a Westphal student this summer as part of our intensive, one- and two-week programs designed for talented and motivated students.
  • Ken Downing Wins Westphal Award

    April 29, 2013

    For his profound understanding of the luxury retail customer and the industry community, we are honoring Ken Downing as this year’s Westphal Award recipient.
  • Fashion Alum Ou Lin Honored

    April 29, 2013

    The 2013 Rankin Epstein Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Anthropologie Senior Designer and 2000 Fashion Design graduate alumna Ou Lin.
  • When American Fashion Conquered Paris

    April 15, 2013

    We’re pleased to host Draper, director of “Versailles '73” for a free screening, where she’ll be joined by fashion model Pat Cleveland, who walked the Versailles runway in 1973.
  • Performance Charette

    April 7, 2013

    Students from the College’s dance, digital media, music, photography, fashion, as well as students from the College of Engineering have cleared their calendars for this upcoming weekend – not as an opportunity to catch up on studies (or sleep), but to prepare for a rather unique artistic presentation known as the “Performance Charette.”
  • Winning Plans

    March 7, 2013

    In the Laurence Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship competition, Westphal students have made the College proud winning First Place and a $1000 award for Brian Gitlin for Mechination, and Third Place and a $250 award for Sean Legnini for Aid Arcade.
  • Joanne Landis

    February 20, 2013

    The Fashion Department will welcome artist and painter, Joanne Landis, from February 7th through February 9th.
  • D&M Launches E-Commerce Site

    November 28, 2012

    What started as the d&mKiosk four years ago has now evolved into d&mShop, a hands-on, multi-disciplinary business venture of the Design & Merchandising program.
  • 'Wall Street Journal' Fashion Journalist

    November 14, 2012

    Christina Binkley, fashion journalist at The Wall Street Journal will visit Drexel University on November 15. This event is hosted by the Fashion and Design & Merchandising programs.
  • D&M Kiosk: Call for Product

    July 3, 2012

    The Design & Merchandising summer kiosk will be popping up July 8th with handmade accessories, fashions, home goods and paper products from our faculty, staff, students and alumni available for purchase.
  • Lisa Hayes: Fashion Design Program Director

    July 3, 2012

    Lisa Hayes has been granted tenure and will take over the role of Program Director in our Fashion Design Program.
  • Vote for Our Fashion Design Students

    July 3, 2012

    The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Diet Coke invited Drexel Fashion Design students to participate in a "STAYEXTRAORDINARY Design Challenge,” in which students were asked to create a T-shirt design for Diet Coke. Three Drexel Fashion Design students were selected: Kelly Jenkins, Toni-Marie Koulos and Kayla Speedy.
  • 2012 Drexel Fashion Show

    May 21, 2012

    The Fashion and Design & Merchandising programs will host their annual fashion show on Saturday, June 2nd, which features thirty-three senior and graduate collections from the Fashion Design program.
  • Fashioning Philadelphia

    May 14, 2012

    The Museum of Elfreth's Alley is hosting an exhibition celebrating the rich history of the fashion industry in Philadelphia. Design & Merchandising students helped the museum with the initial exhibit set-up and design and will continue to help update exhibit installations.
  • Proud Showing at Research Day

    May 14, 2012

    The Westphal College had impressive representation with over 25 students showcasing their projects at Research Day 2012.
  • 2012 Exhibition of Works

    May 8, 2012

    Westphal College's 2012 Graduating Class - Exhibition of Work
  • Burberry CEO visits Drexel May 2nd

    April 16, 2012

    The Chief Executive Officer of Burberry will visit Drexel as the 2012 Design & Merchandising program Distinguished speaker.
  • Toy Maker: Emilio Garcia

    April 10, 2012

    Toy designer, graphic artist, illustrator and digital designer, Emilio Garcia will travel from Barcelona, Spain to Drexel to work with the Product Design program.
  • Spring Open House 2012

    April 2, 2012

    Onsite Portfolio Reviews: Launch your Drexel application and complete the portfolio requirements for Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Photography when you attend the May 2oth Open House. Our faculty will be available to review your portfolios following the Academic Sessions.
  • Swift Fund Grants Announced

    March 20, 2012

    The inaugural group of Westphal Seniors to receive up to $500 in funding toward their senior thesis projects thanks to the Robert and Roberta Swift (1927) Memorial Fund has been announced.
  • Fashion Alum Named Macys Designer-in-Residence

    March 7, 2012

    The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City is a collaboration between The City of Philadelphia, Center City District, Macy’s Center City, Drexel University and several other educational institutions devoted to fashion design. s Center City.
  • Rowenta Iron Heats Up Fashion Program

    March 7, 2012

    Sophomore Fashion Design students were challenged to draw inspiration from a Rowenta Iron for manipulating fabric and developing silhouettes for their original designs.
  • Henderson Challenge Concept Phase Winners

    March 6, 2012

    We are pleased to announce the top 4 winning entries of the Nina Henderson Challenge Concept Phase for 2012.
  • Kay A. Bossone Fashion Runway

    January 24, 2012

  • Burberry CEO

    January 10, 2012

    We're excited that Angela Ahrendts will be visiting campus as the 2012 Design & Merchandising Distinguished Speaker of the Year this May. Ms. Ahrendts will sit down for a one-on-one interview with Judith Glaser, founder of Benchmark Communications and recipient of the 2011 Drexel Distinguished Alumni Award.
  • Fashionistas Visit

    December 5, 2011

    Our Fashion, Design & Merchandising and Product Design Department has been busy the past few months hosting an array of industry insiders for class lectures and critiques.
  • ITAA Conference

    November 17, 2011

    The International Textiles and Apparel Association’s (ITAA) annual conference was held in Philadelphia this year and chaired by Fashion and Design & Merchandising professor, Dr. Joe Hancock
  • The New Express

    June 29, 2011

    Express Inc., the specialty retail apparel chain, recently announced the launch of a new store design concept created by Japanese design firm Wonderwall.
  • Philadelphia Business Journal blog

    April 24, 2011

    Jessica Mintz, Fashion Design student, was featured in a Philadelphia Business Journal blog.
  • Project Capucci

    April 1, 2011

    In celebration of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s current exhibition Roberto Cappuci: Art Into Fashion, the PMA’s Art After 5 series will host a night of “Project Capucci” fashion competitions on April 1st at 5:45 PM.
  • Posh Bridal

    February 22, 2011

    Janell Berté, Fashion Design alumna, and her store Posh Bridal were profiled in an article.
  • Social Circuit

    February 22, 2011

    Fashion Design students were featured in the Social Circuit section of the Philadelphia Inquirer for their participation in the Opera Company of Philadelphia's production of Romeo and Juliet.
  • The Birth of Italian Fashion

    February 20, 2011

    •Lise was assisted by Film & Video students Elyssa Cusimano, Rich Hamilton and Chip Murphy, and produced the film with Dilys E. s Curator of Costume and Textile who curated the current Capucci exhibition Art into Fashion.
    •After nine months of collaboration between Raven and Blum, Elyssa Cusimano, a Film & Video senior began editing the project, assembling archival film clips and photographs.
  • Reiko Sudo

    February 15, 2011

    The month long exhibition, organized by Fashion professor Lisa Hayes, will feature textiles that reflect the aesthetic of three-dimensional textile art, a characteristic unique to works by Japanese artists.
    Some of Reiko’s textiles are pieced together from remnants of other materials, and many are made from recycled fiber and post consumer waste including PET bottle fiber or other recycled fibers.
  • Opera Meets Project Runway

    February 11, 2011

    The Opera Company has cast fashion models to wear the winning designs, which will travel with the production to three Italian cities after the Philadelphia run from February 11th through the 20th.
    To give the play the genuine feel of high fashion the Opera Company enlisted our fashion design students, along with students from Moore and Philadelphia University, to create the clothes for a scene featuring a runway fashion show.
  • Fashion Dresses Governor's Ball

    January 20, 2011

    •The PCN hosts, Kat and Francine, spent a day in our fashion studios trying on gowns and looking for the right look for the special night. said Kat."
  • Philadelphia Fashion Week

    January 20, 2011

    Kierstyn Beeler, Fashion Design alumna, had her aviation-inspired fashion line featured at the second annual Philadelphia Fashion Week.
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer

    January 11, 2011

    Lisa Hayes, Fashion Design Professor, was quoted in an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Hongik University

    March 13, 2010

    •Kathi Martin was an invited lecturer at Hongik University and Seoul National University, both in Seoul, South Korea.
  • The Marshall Fishwick Travel Grant

    February 22, 2010

  • Classrooms Without Borders

    February 18, 2010

    Students were divided into teams consisting of two Drexel students and three to four City University of Hong Kong students. Drexel students were assigned a shopping zone in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong students a site in the States.
  • Fashion Lecture

    February 2, 2010

    Dr. O'Neal was recently commissioned as the writer on African American Aesthetic of Dress for the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion.
    This will be the topic of her lecture, African American Aesthetic of Dress As Cultural Genetics, on Wednesday, April 21st.
  • Lilly Pulitzer Student Fashions

    February 2, 2010

    Fashion design students have been hard at work creating women’s wear for a fundraiser event at the Lilly Pulitzer store in Ardmore.
    Our students’ garments will be the centerpiece of a fashion show and cocktail reception at the Ardmore store (49 Saint James Place, Ardmore) on Wednesday, February 10th 6- 8 PM.
  • Philly gift ideas

    January 21, 2010

    Alumni Patrick Carrow and Lee Tran were featured in a segment about Philly gift ideas on Good Day Philadelphia on Fox29.
  • Professor On Project Runway

    January 20, 2010

    Nearly ten years ago Pamela launched her own couture line designing made-to-order clothing for private clientele from Philadelphia, New York, Dallas and all over America.
    "I saw it as a terrific teaching tool to inspire my students. ” And now Pamela is setting an example that will surely inspire our students as they root for her success. “I absolutely love the passion, drive and enthusiasm of Drexel fashion design students,” she said.
  • Project Runway Season 7

    January 11, 2010

    •Pamela Ptak was among the designers under the microscope for Project Runway Season 7, which premiered on Lifetime on January 14th at 10PM.
  • Brave New World

    Brave New World: Fashion and Freedom, 1911-1919 was made possible through a Westphal College Mini-Grant with additional funding from the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).
    The exhibition Brave New World: Fashion and Freedom, 1911-1919 will be at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3215 Market Street, Nesbitt Hall) from April 7th to May 7th.