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Critic Frank Agostino, student designer Chandricka Carr and student-model Ren (Joy) Fangyuan in a dress inspired by James Galanos.

Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show Debuts Creative 3-D Zero-Waste Knitting Tech, Sustainable and Handmade Techniques 

Expect the experimental; 3-D design, handcrafted macramé, silk embellishments and some sustainably sourced collections will set the stage at Drexel’s University’s annual fashion show on Saturday, June 1 presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.


Nicole Miller Philadelphia Scarf

Drexel Exhibition Celebrates 25 Years of Nicole Miller’s Fashion Prowess in Philadelphia 

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will present a retrospective exhibition highlighting work by renowned fashion designer Nicole Miller. The exhibition A Philadelphia Store-y: 25 Years of Nicole Miller Philadelphia (April 12-August 30, 2019) will pay tribute to the retailer’s contributions to fashion and philanthropy in the city.
Westphal Senior Fashion Show

Structured Silhouettes, Vibrant Colors and Manipulated Fabrics Walk the Runway at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show
 

Romanticism, mythological creatures, the Taj Mahal and engineered infrastructure were the inspiration for a handful of Drexel student designers whose collections will be featured in Drexel Universitys Annual Fashion Show on Saturday, June 10, presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

One of Philadelphia's many murals.

Painting With a Purpose on a Mural Arts Co-op

Drexel senior Darian Ehya’s graphic design internship with one of the country’s largest public art organizations gave him a front-row seat to witness what goes into making murals with a social mission.
Gina Lerman alongside Bumblebee from the Transformers movies

A Future-Focused Co-op Finding New Toy Stories

What will toys look like in five years? Westphal senior Gina Lerman took a glimpse at the future of play during a six-month co-op with toy designer Hasbro.
A hat designed by Hattie Carnegie in 1960 from the Fox Historic Costume Collection.

A Century of Philadelphia Fashion from Drexel’s Fox Historic Costume Collection on Display at Michener Art Museum

A stunning collection of clothing and accessories created, worn and sold in Philadelphia from 1896 to 1994 will be on display from March 13 – June 26 as part of Philadelphia in Style: A Century of Fashion from the Robert & Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, Drexel University at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa. The special exhibition of dresses, wedding gowns, shoes, hats and other items will be drawn from Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, which will loan the items from its holdings of more than 14,000 garments, accessories and textiles from the last three centuries.

Clare Sauro, curator of the Fox Historic Costume Collection, stands next to a coral-encrusted Hubert de Givenchy couture gown worn by Grace Kelly.

Drexel's Fox Historic Costume Collection Receives $2 Million Gift from Robert and Penny Fox

Heralded as a “world-class collection of fashion and textiles” by the Wall Street Journal, Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design has received a $2 million commitment from Robert (Hon. ’13) and Penny Fox (Hon.’13). The museum-quality collection of more than 14,000 garments, textiles and accessories spanning three centuries is one of the finest and oldest research collections in the nation.
Working on a mannequin for Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection. Photo by Michael J. Shepherd.

Behind the Scenes: The Making of Immortal Beauty

Putting together a large-scale fashion exhibition much more than simply placing garments on mannequins. It takes careful planning, hard work and a collection worth showing. See what went into the exhibition currently showing in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery that's putting Drexel on the fashion map.
One of the collections featured in Drexel's annual fashion show this year.

Drexel Programs Rank Highly on Fashion Schools List

A website dedicated to directing students to the right schools for them again ranked Drexel’s programs very highly, with one in the Top 10, in its annual list of the best schools in the United States.
The image being used by Drexel's National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute, "Just My Style."

Director Explains Themes of Drexel’s Summer Design Institute

Hosting Drexel’s first-ever summer institute on design history, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s David Raizman talks with DrexelNow about the themes that will be presented by scholars at the institute.
A full collection at the Senior Fashion Show.

See Who Won Awards at the Senior Fashion Show

Graduating fashion design students’ collections rocked the runway earlier this month. See who took home awards with their fresh designs.
Ray Bartkus' Titanikas Balance.

Only Three Weeks Remain to see Exhibit  by Renowned International Artist Ray Bartkus at Drexel

Only three weeks remain to see the “enormous, beautifully detailed figurative paintings and three-dimensional installations” (Philadelphia Inquirer) of Storylines, an exhibition at Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, featuring the work of Lithuanian-born artist and illustrator Ray Bartkus. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, May 24. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.