A Philadelphia University team of fashion and textile designers showed their vibrant collection at Epson’s Digital Couture event kicking off New York Fashion Week Feb. 7, California Apparel News reported Feb. 16.
“Working with Epson was fabulous because they allowed us to use our textile knowledge using printing,” said textile engineer Mark Sunderland, who served as team director for Philadelphia University’s collection, noting that PhilaU has the largest digital printing facility of any university in the U.S.
“It’s really exciting because this is the first time I’ve had an experience working with professional models and showing my work on such a large scale,” said PhilaU fashion design senior Maria Balestino. “[Epson] pushed the boundaries on what we can print on.”
Senior fashion design student Huyen Doan added, “I’ve learned a lot about technology and how to transfer prints into a real garment.”