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Evening wedge by Salvatore Ferragamo, black silk ottoman and satin with silver kid, circa 1940, Italy. Gift of Mrs. Robert G. McKay.

Italy Comes to Philly with “Men of the Cloth” Film Screening and Italian Footwear Event at Drexel

Italian fashion and culture descend on Philadelphia this October, with two events hosted by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design – a screening of a new documentary on Italian master tailors on Oct. 2 and a seminar on the rich history of Italian footwear on Oct. 15. The events are part of Ciao Philadelphia, a month-long celebration of Italian arts, culture and industry, organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia.
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Boots, Western Wear and the Return of the Bell Bottom?

Design & Merchandising Associate Professor Joseph Hancock, PhD, weighs in on some of the fall trends to watch for this season on Drexel’s campus and beyond.
Graduate student Nancy Volpe Berlinger collaborated with a scientist to create colorful, shape-shifting garments that reflect the ever-changing nature of the immune system.

Research on the Runway: Drexel Fashion Designers Team Up with Scientists for Descience Competition

Eight students and alumni from Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design are among 61 fashion designers who were chosen to participate in the first-ever Descience Fashion Competition. The national competition matches designers with scientists to create garments that reflect scientific advances. The competition will culminate with a fashion show featuring the collaborative creations at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Monday, Sept. 29.

Ian Michael Crumm

Building His Brand, One Blog Post at a Time

This chapter of Ian Michael Crumm's life began about 18 months ago with a blog. Since then, he's developed a full-blown lifestyle brand that has spread throughout Philadelphia and into the rest of the country.
Genevieve Dion

Genevieve Dion Named 'Scientist of the Year' at 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards

Drexel University’s Genevieve Dion, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was named “Scientist of the Year” at the 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards in recognition of her groundbreaking work in developing wearable technology.
Dyeing a dress

Clothing Designs Based on Cancer Cells? Competition Combines Fashion, Science

Arielle Gogh never expected to find inspiration in the color of cancer tumor cells. But as a competitor in the first-ever Descience national fashion competition, the fashion design student uses scientific research to create a runway-ready outfit that promotes scientific discovery and fashion inspiration. 


belly band prototype

Style Meets Engineering in Drexel's Smart Fabric Belly Band

Tummy snugging maternity wear could soon be giving expecting parents peace of mind in addition to stylishly securing waistlines. Researchers at Drexel University are combining fashion design with wireless technology to produce a belly band that will be able to monitor uterine contractions and fetal heart rate in real time.

Rebekah Quasny puts the finishing touches on her collection to be shown at the annual senior fashion show.

Senior Designs Hit the Runway at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show, June 7

With influences ranging from a rainy night in Paris to art nouveau and marine life, the collections of 32 graduating fashion design students will hit the runway at the Drexel University’s Annual Senior Fashion Show on Saturday, June 7, presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren to Receive Westphal Award at Drexel

Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren will join Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design on May 28 as the recipient of the third annual Westphal Award and the 2014 Design & Merchandising Distinguished Speaker.

Philadelphia Style Icon Grace Kelly Gets a Close-Up at Drexel’s “Style Saturday” Event

Beloved Philadelphia native and fashion icon Grace Kelly’s star-powered style will captivate audiences once again on Mother’s Day weekend at Drexel University’s “Style Saturday” event, hosted by the recently renamed Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection.
1960s shoes in compact storage. Photograph by Michael J. Shepherd.

Drexel Historic Costume Collection Receives $1 Million Gift from Robert and Penny Fox

Drexel University’s museum-quality collection of more than 12,000 garments, textiles and accessories has been renamed The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection.

Neiman Marcus' Fashion Director Coming to Drexel to Talk Trends, Critique Student Designs

Fashion visionary Ken Downing, fashion director and senior vice president for American luxury department store Neiman Marcus, will join Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design on Friday, April 11.