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Alphonso McClendon

Assistant Professor, Fashion Design

Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Expertise:

fashion

Contact:

alphonso.d.mcclendon@drexel.edu

215.895.4937

With over 15 years of fashion industry experience, Alphonso McClendon joined the design and merchandising faculty at Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design in the fall of 2009. Most recently McClendon was director of product design for pants, denim, swimwear, hats, bags and prints at Nautica. In his more than 10 years at Nautica, McClendon held instrumental roles in global launches and new product designs. He has traveled extensively through Europe and Southeast Asia working with design and manufacturing professionals from China, Taiwan, Japan, England, Italy, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.


For news media inquiries, contact Emily Storz at els332@drexel.edu, 215.895.2705 (office) or 609.351.3592 (cell).

In the News

  • Flowers, Fur, and Turtlenecks: The Fashion Statements of Jazz

    Alphonso McClendon, an assistant professor in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was interviewed on WRTI 90.1-FM on April 27 about his new book on fashion and jazz.

  • Fashion and Jazz

    Alphonso McClendon, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on WURD 900-AM on April 20 about his new book on fashion and jazz.

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