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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.
  • New d&m magazine

    June 5, 2014

    Spring 2014 issue of d&m magazine.
  • 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.
  • Alphonso McClendon at National Conference

    May 1, 2014

    Design & Merchandising Professor Alphonso McClendon at the Popular and American Culture Association National Conference
  • Anne Cecil at National Conference

    May 1, 2014

    Design & Merchandising Program Director Anne Cecil at the Popular and American Culture Association National Conference
  • Dr. Joe Hancock appointed Executive Director

    May 1, 2014

    Design & Merchandising Professor Joe Hancock appointed Executive Director of Events for the Popular and American Culture Association
  • The 8th issue of the Journal of Retail Culture and Image

    May 1, 2014

    The 8th issue of the Journal of Retail Culture and Image
  • Nick Cassway on WHYY

    May 1, 2014

    Design & Merchandising Professor Nick Cassway featured on WHYY for installation of portraits at Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Birds of Luxury

    April 30, 2014

    The second installment of the Audubon Series luxury art pieces.
  • Macy’s Chief Executive

    April 30, 2014

    Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President & CEO of retail powerhouse Macy's, Inc. is this year’s Design & Merchandising Distinguished Speaker and recipient of the third annual Westphal Award.
  • Research Day 2014

    April 18, 2014

    Of the more than 400 student projects on display at Drexel University’s annual Research Day, 44 presentations were from Westphal College graduate and undergraduate students representing 9 programs, including Product Design, Graduate Arts Administration, Design & Merchandising, Architecture, Interior Design, Digital Media, Graduate Digital Media, Dance, and Screenwriting & Playwriting.
  • 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.
  • Global Fashion Brands: Style, Luxury & History

    April 1, 2014

    Design & Merchandising Professor Dr. Joseph Hancock co-edited the book Global Fashion Brands: Style, Luxury & History.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Graduate Seminar Series at Cornell

    March 1, 2014

    Design & Merchandising professor Dr. Joseph Hancock gave a talk at a Graduate Seminar Series in Cornell University’s Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design.
  • Window Concepts for the Penn Book Center

    March 1, 2014

    Design & Merchandising Professor Kristen Ainscoe’s Visual Merchandising class designed and installed window concepts for the Penn Book Center on South 34th Street.
  • 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.
  • d&mShop's Valentine's Day Pop-Up!

    February 4, 2014

    Make your sweetheart swoon this Valentine's Day. The d&mShop has the perfect selection of Valentine's Day gifts – handmade cards, jewelry, accessories, home goods and more made by students, alum and faculty, all while supplies last!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Two-Spirit People Explores Native American History of Gender, Sexuality

    November 6, 2013

    Come learn about the indigenous peoples of North America and their history of sex, gender and sexuality through dance and costume design at our “Two-Spirit People” and “The Spirit of the Drum” events.
  • Register for our High School Workshops

    October 3, 2013

    Talented high school juniors and seniors are invited to learn what it’s like to be a Westphal student and discover how a Drexel education can help them reach their artistic and career goals at our 2013 Fall Workshops series.
  • D&M Turns Makers into Sellers

    September 23, 2013

    The Design & Merchandising Program has partnered with the Knights Foundation and the Corzo Center at the University of the Arts to develop a workshop series that will help independent, local product makers establish their brands, and identify and target new customer markets.
  • D&M Magazine Wins Two Content & Design Awards

    September 17, 2013

    Our Design & Merchandising program's d&m Magazine won two awards for its outstanding 2013 edition – one from the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, and another from the 43rd Creativity International Print & Packaging Awards.
  • 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.
  • D&M Class Helps Non-Profits Find Visual Identity

    June 4, 2013

    Design & Merchandising sophomores in Professor Nick Cassway’s Computer Design class are using small non-profit organizations as the basis for semester-wide projects.
  • 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.
  • D&M Hosts Brooks Brothers’ President Diane Ellis

    April 10, 2013

    The Design & Merchandising program is pleased to announce Diane Ellis as this year’s d&m Distinguished Speaker. Ellis will share experiences from her diverse background in marketing, merchandising, merchandise planning, operations, finance and strategic planning with the Drexel community.
  • D&M Distinguished Speaker

    March 20, 2013

    Diane Ellis, President and COO of Brooks Brothers, will be this year’s d&m Distinguished Speaker.
  • Pops of Color at d&mShop

    March 7, 2013

    From spring plants, apparel for her, graphic tees for him, leather wrapped bracelets, stone and bone necklaces and rings, to all the decor you need to get spring poppin', the d&mShop has you covered with fresh spring merchandise.
  • 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.
  • Gifts for Your Sweetie

    February 20, 2013

    Visit the Design & Merchandising Program’s d&mShop located in the URBN Center lobby. It will feature the perfect one-of-a-kind Valentine’s day gift for under $40.
  • Diane Ellis, Brooks Brothers COO

    January 16, 2013

    This year’s Design & Merchandising Distinguished Speaker will be Diane Ellis, President and COO of Brooks Brothers since 2007. Ms. Ellis will speak on April 10th.
  • 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 on the Radio

    November 14, 2012

    The Design & Merchandising program recently aired the first edition of their new weekly radio Fashion spot, “Philly Wears (Wares,Wheres)” on Time Out with Phillip Silverstone on WWDB TALK 860, Philadelphia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Students Win at Baiada

    May 14, 2012

    Two teams from Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts and Design were awarded 1st and 3rd place in the 2012 Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition.
  • Westphal Students Score in Baiada Competition

    May 14, 2012

    The Laurence A. Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship announced that four of the six students/student teams selected as finalists in the 2012 Business Plan Competition are Westphal students/student teams.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spring Style Infusion

    March 7, 2012

    Westphal students from the Entertainment & Arts Management, Arts Administration, Television, Architecture and Digital Media programs have designed an exhibit featuring their own photographic work as part of their Exhibition Design class.
  • 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.
  • Work For Sony

    February 7, 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.
  • D&M on Lancaster Ave.

    December 15, 2011

    One of this college’s longest community engagements comes from our Design & Merchandising program in which students have designed visual merchandising displays for the windows of local businesses for more than a decade.
  • 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.
  • D&M Holiday Kiosk

    November 28, 2011

    The Drexel D&M Kiosk offers something for everyone on your list including one of a kind ornaments, jewelry, home goods, cards, ceramics, apparel, knits, and accessories.
  • 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.
  • New D&M Magazine

    June 10, 2011

    The new issue of D&M Magazine was unveiled last Saturday at our annual fashion show. Rivaling the best fashion and lifestyle magazines, D&M is created by Design & Merchandising students in the fall and winter Media Merchandising class with plenty of help from photography students.
  • Don't Forget Mom

    April 29, 2011

    Make Mother's Day easy this year by selecting from a variety of handmade gifts and cards, created by Westphal faculty, students, staff and alumni at the D&M Kiosk. The Kiosk is popping up in Chapman Court (Nesbit Hall, 3215 Market St.) the week of May 2nd.
  • Journal of Culture & Retail Image

    April 8, 2011

    The Design & Merchandising Program and University Libraries are proud to present the fifth issue of the Journal of Culture & Retail Image. The articles in this issue highlight iconic retail stores and brands.
  • Aaron Magness

    March 30, 2011

    Through discussion and presentation of everyday experiences at Zappos, Aaron will demonstrate the greater role of customers in shaping their own shopping and purchasing experiences, and creating a relationship with brands. He joined Zappos in 2008 and now oversees brand marketing, public relations and video/blogs as well as business development.
  • Fashion Practice

    March 10, 2011

    •Joseph Hancock, Design & Merchandising Professor, had his article, A Deconstructionist Perspective on Menswear: A Conversation with Siki Im, published in the peer-reviewed journal Fashion Practice, Volume 3, Issue 1 in April/May 2011. s fashion and popular culture.
  • Henderson Challenge

    March 2, 2011

    The Henderson Challenge offers Westphal students the chance to compete for over $6,000 in prize monies in a competition for the best business plan. This year there were 51 students participating in 29 teams, representing Music Industry, Graphic Design, Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising.
  • Wearable Art and Sculpture with Movana Chen

    February 10, 2011

    Chen is currently working on the traveling exhibit “Traveling Into Your Book Shelf. ” The exhibit will be on view in the Paul Peck Center Gallery on February 10th and 11th. “Traveling Into Your Book Shelf” is a table display that features a work knitted from shredded pages of books that Chen has collected from friends and acquaintances from all over the world.
    Students who are interested in participating in the workshop should email Alex Horner in the Fashion department at alh89@drexel. edu Chen studied fashion design at the London College of Fashion and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Hong Kong and she studied exhibition art curatorship at the Hong Kong Art School.
  • Brand/Story

    January 10, 2011

    Dr. Joseph Hancock, had his book, Brand/Story, favorably reviewed in the newest issue of the International Textiles and Apparel Association's Newsletter.
  • Design & Merchandising Speaker Series

    January 6, 2011

    This year, the annual D&M Distinguished Speaker Series will bring Aaron Magness to campus on Monday, April 11th. Magness is Senior Director of Brand Marketing and Business Development at Zappos Development, Inc. Aaron has worked in retail for over 10 years with brands that put a focus on customer service. He joined Zappos.com in 2008 and oversees Brand Marketing, PR and video/blogs as well as Business Development.
  • Most Eco-Friendly

    February 22, 2010

    Alumnae Katie Cohen and Caroline Cunningham won an award for Most Eco-Friendly from The Philadelphia Flower Show.
  • NRF Foundation

    February 22, 2010

    Alumnae Katie Loftus and Abby Kessler were featured in an article on the NRF Foundation website.
  • 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.
  • Sell Your Art and Designs

    February 2, 2010

    A jury of students and faculty will determine which submissions will be selected for the kiosk and artists will receive 60% of the retail price.
    The Kiosk is a retail learning lab featuring the work of Westphal students, faculty, staff and alumni.
  • 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.

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