The Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising is a proud part of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts, which is the top ranked public arts school in the nation.
Congratulations to Grace Hazelgrove and Monisha Jenkins for being selected for this year’s Cotton Incorporated’s 24 Hour Runway Show. Each student will receive an all expense paid trip to Miami, Florida from March 1 to March 3. Also included are a $500 AMEX® gift card for spending money, VIP treatment and backstage access at the Runway Show, and a COTTON UNIVERSITY™ gift pack.
Cotton will air its show online beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1. Visit the 24 Hour Runway website for more information about the show.
Monisha Jenkins@4 months ago with 4 notes
During the fall 2012 semester, Grace Hazelgrove had the truly unique opportunity to study abroad in Guinea, West Africa. Her experience as a whole was life changing, and definitely eye opening personally and artistically. Her program was through Anitoch University, which sends students from all over the United States to West Africa to study Arts and Culture. As a fashion design major she apprenticed with a local tailor in Kankan, Guinea for three months. Throughout this experience, she was able to learn new techniques of cutting, sewing, and construction while getting first hand knowledge of the rich and beautiful culture of West Africa. A core part of the program was the home stay experience where she lived with a family and became immersed in the daily routines of life in Guinea. Grace lived in a hut within the family compound and became a part of the family’s life while having to learn a whole new African language in the process. She was able to really experience life in Guinea and learn what it means to be a part of the fashion world outside a Western society. Grace made lasting relationships with her family and friends that she grew close with there, which was one of the most rewarding parts. ”This experience has forever impacted me and I am now focusing on applying my experience to my future in the fashion world. “@4 months ago with 1 note
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