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Fashion and Textile Design

Anne Porterfield

Jan 10, 2022

Problem-Solving for Prototyping 

Associate Professor Anne Porterfield first discovered her passion for 3-D design in the theater world. Now, she's an expert in 3-D apparel design software. 

Kori Hyer

Nov 15, 2021

Wilson College Alumna Designs Suit to Help Search and Rescue Teams Save Lives

Kori Hyer is receiving international recognition for an avalanche rescue suit she created as a student. 

Bonny Allison

Nov 8, 2021

Textile Design Alumna Develops Materials For The North Face

Bonny Allison says the comprehensive understanding of textiles she gained at the Wilson College provided a crucial foundation for her current role as senior materials developer. 

Lily Barozzini

Oct 14, 2021

Student Creativity, Research Flourish Despite Pandemic

See student work and research, from fashion design to fiber and polymer science. 

Brianne Haas

Oct 13, 2021

Wilson College Students Earn Experience, Job Offers During Summer Internships

Read about more than 30 students' summer internships, ranging across undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs. 

Lisbeth Arias

Oct 7, 2021

Wilson College Alumna Donates Hundreds of Masks to Farmworkers

Alumna Lisbeth Arias has donated more than 550 masks to North Carolina farmworkers through her business, Descalza. 

Models on runway

Aug 4, 2021

Q and A with Traci Lamar: Fashion and Textile Design Showcase

Traci Lamar, a professor in the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management at Wilson College of Textiles, sat down to share the big picture impact of the Fashion and Textile Design showcase. After seven years, the showcase has grown in many ways — and with increased donor support, Lamar says, graduating students could truly demonstrate their full potential to industry leaders. 


Jul 26, 2021

Introducing the 2025 Class of Centennial Scholars

Members of the newest class of Centennial Scholars share why they're pursuing a degree in textiles and their goals for their time at Wilson College. 

Lorenzo de Medici Institute in Italy

Apr 21, 2021

Five NC State Wilson College of Textiles Students Showcase Their Creativity and Resilience During an Unusual 2020 Spring Semester

The COVID-19 pandemic caused the Spring 2020 semester to take an unexpected turn.  Unaware of the coming health crisis, five NC State students from the Wilson College of Textiles left the US in January, 2020 to study abroad at the […] 

Fashion Scholarship Fund

Apr 7, 2021

Wilson College Students Chosen as FSF Scholars

NC State Wilson College of Textiles juniors Ava Armstrong and Deja Herelle were recently chosen as Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) Scholars. As part of the annual FSF Case Study Scholarship program, both students presented award-winning projects that tackled real-world issues in today’s fashion industry.