Discover Fashion and Textiles Day Offers Inside Look at Programs

The FIA Award for Best in Show went to Dalton Wade Reidenbach for this piece in his "Bawdy Opulence" collection.

Attendees will explore the collaborative culture at the heart of Jefferson’s textile and fashion programs.

Prospective students will go for a deep dive into the University’s world-renowned fashion and textile programs at Discover Fashion and Textiles Day on Oct. 23.

“This is the best way for prospective students to learn about our programs and how our unique perspective sets us apart,” said Sheila Connelly, director of the fashion design program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). “Students and their families will hear first hand from faculty, department directors, current students and alumni, as well as our Career Services Center.”

Attendees also can tour the University’s Fashion and Textiles Futures Center, a $3 million enhancement where students work across materials, design, merchandising and management disciplines.

Marcia Weiss, director of textile design programs and the Fashion and Textiles Futures Center, said Discover Fashion and Textiles Day allows attendees to explore the collaborative culture at the heart of Jefferson’s textile design, fashion design and fashion merchandising and management programs.

“It’s a great day to learn about the success stories of our students, industry class projects, internships, companies they work with and more,” agreed Nioka Wyatt, director of the fashion merchandising and management program.

Showing the University’s reputation on an international stage, Jefferson fashion programs have been named among the top 25 programs in the world and top 10 in the country, according to the influential fashion website Fashionista. The highly regarded Business of Fashion and CEOWorld Magazine also have ranked Jefferson fashion programs among the best in the world.

In addition, U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Jefferson as one of the most innovative schools in the North Region.

Discover Fashion and Textiles Day is Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Register here. Jefferson’s East Falls Campus also will hold its next Open House on Nov. 10.

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