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All Faculty Expert tagged "fashion"

Genevieve Dion

Dion is an award-winning fashion designer who now directs the multisciplinary research of the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab in Drexel's Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center. Her current work includes reseach on knitted electronic components, smart fabrics, versatile mass production and wearable technology.

Roberta Gruber

Gruber is an expert in fashion design and the business of the fashion industry. She began her teaching career after spending several years in industry as president of her own dress company and as a designer for other nationally recognized firms. She also creates wearable art and has been hired to develop fashion illustrations and graphic images for marketing and advertising purposes for a variety of companies.

Joseph Hancock, PhD

Joseph “Joe” Henry Hancock II, PhD, came to Drexel’s Department of Design having a 20-year retail operations, branding, merchandising and strategy background. He has worked for such companies as The Gap Inc., The Limited Corporation and Target Corporation.

Lisa Hayes

Hayes has more than 18 years of experience as a designer in the fashion industry primarily working in New York. She started her career at Albert Nipon in dresses, then moved up to the position of head designer at Liz Claiborne and Motherswork for Mimi stores. She has done freelance fashion illustration and continues to design on a freelance basis for home furnishings companies. She uses sustainable materials such as organic wool, organic cotton, leather tanned with an eco-friendly process and hand stitching. Her designs have been featured in stores throughout the US and UK in publications such as British Vogue, Glamour and various other fashion and home publications.

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Alphonso McClendon

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.

Clare Sauro

In addition to her role as curator of the Drexel Historic Costume Collection, Sauro teaches courses in the history of fashion. Prior to this position, she supervised the Accessories Collection and worked as Assistant Curator in the Costume Collection at the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. At the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, she contributed to several exhibitions including “The Tailor’s Art and Arbiters of Style: Women at the Forefront of Fashion.” In 2005, she co-curated the exhibition “Dutch at the Edge of Design: Fashion and Textiles from the Netherlands.” Sauro is a frequent lecturer on the history of fashion and has contributed essays to the Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion (Scribner Library of Daily Life, January 2005) and Ralph Rucci: The Art of Weightlessness (Yale University Press, February 2007).