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  • December

    • High School Summer Programs

      December 19, 2017

      Do you have children, siblings, friends or peers interested in attending Westphal? Our Summer Programs are now enrolling High School students who want to get a head start on college studies.


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  • November

    • ArtistYear

      November 15, 2017

      The ArtistYear program provides a unique opportunity for Westphal students graduating this year and alumni up to the age of 28 to make a difference by creating unique arts programs and classes in nearby, underserved Philadelphia public schools.

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  • October

  • September

    • Fashion And Media

      September 27, 2017

      This October, Westphal will partner with Intellect Books to host Fashion And Media , an annual and intensive three-day symposium focused on how fashion is portrayed throughout varying forms of media. 

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  • August

    • Westphal at SUPIMA 

      August 10, 2017

      Lela Thompson, a 2017 Westphal fashion design alumna, will represent Westphal as one of the coveted and highly selective participants during the tenth annual 2017 SUPIMA design competition. 

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  • June

    • Renee Weiss Chase

      June 21, 2017

      Renee Weiss Chase, Fashion Design Professor, has been dedicated to the growth of our graduate and undergraduate Fashion Design programs, which now enjoy rankings as the third best in the country and the 13th best in the world.

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  • May

    • Fashion 17

      May 22, 2017

      Romanticism, mythological creatures, the Taj Mahal, and engineered infrastructure were the inspiration for some of our student designers whose collections will be featured in Fashion '17, Drexel Universitys Annual Fashion Show, on Saturday, June 10 at the Urban Outfitters Corporate Headquarters in Philadelphia's Navy Yard (5000 South Broad St., Building 543). The first show will be held at 4PM with a ticket price of $30. The second show will be held at 8PM and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception with a ticket price of $60. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here

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    • Ken Downing: Fashion Forecast

      May 09, 2017

      Ken Downing, the Senior Vice President and Global Fashion Ambassador of Neiman Marcus, is no stranger to the Westphal College. For the past four years, Downing has visited at the start of each spring to share his behind-the-runway forecast of the year’s coveted fashion trends, while giving an overview of the top shows in Paris, London, Milan, and New York to our many dedicated followers of fashion. 

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  • April

    • Drexel in Iceland

      April 24, 2017


      Iceland has harnessed the business of design to create a strong and sustainable economy leading to a recovery from the economic downturn of 2008. Earlier this year, twenty-two students from across the University along with Design & Merchandising Professors Anne Cecil and Alphonso McClendon visited Reykjavik, Iceland and participated in Design Talks and the Reykjavik Fashion Festival, all part of Iceland’s weeklong Design March festival. 

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    • D&M Store Windows

      April 24, 2017

      Last term Design & Merchandising students partnered with SEAMAAC, an organization whose mission is to support immigrants, refugees, and their families as they seek access to opportunities that will advance the condition of their lives in the United States. 

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    • Banana Republic's Michael Anderson

      April 19, 2017

      We're pleased to announce Michael Anderson, Senior Vice President of Banana Republic, as the 2017  Design & Merchandising Program 's Distinguished Speaker.

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  • March

    • MS Online in Retail & Merchandising

      March 31, 2017

      Beginning Fall 2017, we'll add the MS in Retail & Merchandising Online to our growing roster of graduate degree offerings. Spearheaded by Program Director Joseph Hancock, II, this degree is designed for both current industry professionals and those seeking a change in their career. 

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    • Fashion Law

      March 31, 2017

      Danielle Garno, J.D  will visit Westphal to deliver a public lecture on the evening of Thursday, April 13th, speaking to her extensive experiences with the many legal issues impacting the fashion industry.

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    • D&M Shop in Bloom

      March 13, 2017

      Add style to your closet with the D&M Shop's latest Spring arrivals, hand-selected and curated exclusively for you and available in the URBN Lobby through the end of the week. Local artists and retailers are collaborating with the D&M Shop to bring you new products in apparel, jewelry, home goods and accessories. 


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  • February

    • New Fashion Technologies

      February 13, 2017

      The Fashion Design Program has recently acquired the Digital Clothing Suite (DCS), several new state of the art 3D fashion design computer programs from Professor Hyeong-Seok Ko, Director of the Digital Clothing Center in the Graphic and Media Laboratory, Seoul National University, and the Physan company. DCS is utilized by the industry to create and simulate fashion design on a virtual model, creating savings in costs and freeing up time for designers to explore and create.

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  • January

    • High School Summer Programs

      January 25, 2017

      Do you have siblings, friends or peers interested in attending Westphal? Our Summer Programs are now enrolling High School students who want to get a head start on college studies. The Westphal College offers intensive summer programs in a variety of subjects.

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