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May 2016

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May 25, 2016

Textile Student Wins Prestigious Matthews Medal

Every year, four NC State students are awarded the Mathews Medal, the highest non-academic distinction that a graduating senior can receive. The medal, issued by the Alumni Association, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the University based on leadership and service.  Ivana Mbullah, a Textile Technology major and 2016 graduate, was chosen. The Greensboro, N.C. native is the first… 

Model in black dress on runway

May 24, 2016

Shows Highlight Student Creativity and Innovation

The spring 2016 semester at the Wilson College of Textiles culminated in three shows featuring the work of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management students. While each show challenged designers to create and innovate in different ways and along unique themes, they all brought the same result: exciting fashion and textile designs that demonstrated the unique… 

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May 24, 2016

Students Go Far Beyond Blue Jeans in Cone Denim Design Challenge

NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles helped Greensboro-based Cone Denim celebrate 125 years of denim ingenuity this spring with the White Oak Selvage Denim Design Challenge. Twenty five students from the College’s department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management showed original designs made from White Oak selvage denim in the design challenge and runway competition… 

Dr. Xiangwu Zhang

May 22, 2016

Dr. Xiangwu Zhang Receives Distinguished Graduate Professorship Award

Dr. Xiangwu Zhang, associate department head and director of graduate programs in the department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, was one of four NC State faculty to receive the Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professorship Award for 2016.  The award, which recognizes outstanding graduate level teaching at NC State, was presented at the 2016 Faculty Awards and Mathews Medal Ceremony on April… 

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May 22, 2016

Philip Bradford’s Research Group Featured on the Cover of “Small”

The cover of the May 11, 2016 issue of the journal “Small” features the work of several Wilson College of Textiles individuals. The featured research was the PhD work of Kelly Stano and was led by Dr. Philip Bradford and Dr. Jesse Jur, both assistant professor’s in the College’s department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and… 

Model on runway

May 17, 2016

19th Annual AATS Fashion Exposé Brings Simplicity with a Twist

On Thursday, April 7,  the African American Textile Society presented the 19th Annual AATS Fashion Exposé in Talley Ballroom on NC State’s Main Campus.  The 2016 show featured 18 Wilson College of Textiles student designers and tens of models who walked the runway wearing the unique designs that focused on the present.  This generation of designers are revolutionizing what fashion means… 

Ashley Worrall

May 17, 2016

Textile Technology Alum’s Apparel Company Inspired by Charleston

Written by Miranda Bunnis NC state alumna Ashley Worrall took a leap of faith recently when she started Borough, an online woman’s dress brand inspired by Southern culture. While the launch of the business owned by Worrall and her husband, Jeff Worrall, is new, the dream has been alive for some time. “I launched this year, but… 

Farm to Feet Winning Team

May 16, 2016

Visual Merchandising Students Take Farm to Feet to Stores and Beyond

Written by Miranda Bunnis Farm to Feet, a North Carolina based sock manufacturer, teamed up with NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles students for their latest project: producing visual displays for the Nester Hosiery-owned brand. This project began when Dave Petri, vice president of marketing at Nester Hosiery, asked Fashion and Textile Management (Textile Brand Management… 

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May 13, 2016

FTD: Emerging Designers Showcase Delivers Creativity and Innovation

Written by Elena Durvas On May 5, hundreds of guests including students, faculty and families, flocked to the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus to attend the Wilson College of Textiles’ FTD Emerging Designers Showcase, an opportunity for 15 seniors in Fashion and Textile Design to reveal the collections they have created. Launched… 

Spring 2016 Graduation

May 13, 2016

Commencement Ceremony Marked Largest Graduating Class in 25 Years

Congratulations to the College of Textiles Class of 2016! Members of the Class of 2016 received their diplomas on Saturday, May 7 in the Courtyard of the Centennial Textiles Complex. The class of 2016 represents the largest class for textiles in 25 years with 244 graduates. That total included 212 undergraduates, 19 master’s students and 13 PhDs. The senior…