Oct 5, 2018 |

FTD Program Schooling Tomorrow’s Designers

In the Fashion and Textile Design (FTD) program at NC State’s College of Textiles, creative expression meets function and cutting-edge technology in an interdisciplinary environment. The intentionally intimate program (32-student maximum enrollment) is in its sixth year and has fully hit its stride, with graduates going on to careers with international companies, launching their own lines and even showing their designs at New York Fashion Week.

May 12, 2017 |

Textile Designer Claire Hider’s Inspired College Journey

Commencement speaker Claire Hider’s recent textile collection “Aligned (Undefined)” was inspired by Bauhaus, the German modernist school of art that sought to reconnect art and manufacturing. In a way, her selection of hand painted and digital designs serves as a metaphor for her studies at the College of Textiles; as she earned her bachelor of science in Fashion and Textile Design and completed a series of internships, she was able to translate her love of art and interest in science and technology into marketable product.