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Ockhee Bego

Lecturer
Division of Textiles and Apparel


ockhee@austin.utexas.edu

Phone: 512-471-4623

Office Location
GEA 217

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Division of Textiles and Apparel, College of Natural Sciences
200 W. 24th St. A2700
GEA 110
Austin, TX 78712

MFA, Retail Merchandising with an emphasis on Fashion Apparel Retail, Academy of Art University, CA
BS, Textiles and Apparel Design, University of Texas at Austin, TX
Two years, Fashion Apparel Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, NY

Ockhee Bego teaches a variety of upper and lower division courses in Textiles and Apparel to freshman through  seniors. She is also the adviser to the University Fashion Group on campus and the director of the Annual UT Austin Senior Designer's Fashion Show.
 
Before her academic career, Bego was a fashion industry professional and business entrepreneur as an apparel designer, couturier, garment producer and retail merchandiser.  For decades, she was involved in the apparel industry, producing products and working in retail and merchandise, operating businesses in the United States, Europe and Asia, and consulting with apparel companies. She also has significant experience in producing, coordinating, organizing, and managing fashion shows, both locally and internationally, and was involved in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. 

Bego has extensive education in the textiles and apparel fields, including textile sciences, customer relations, retail merchandising and business marketing.

Professional affiliations include
Fashion & Apparel Design Educators, The Association of Sewing and Design Professionals
AAU Exes, Life Member, Academy of Art University
SoHE Exes, Life Member, CNS, UT Austin
Texas Exes, Life Member, UT Austin
Charter Directors Circle Member, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin Texas
Family Circle Member, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Porsche Club of America & Mercedes Benz Club of America

International business relations and marketing, smart textiles & wearable technology, and ongoing evaluation and research on the Asian entertainment industries impact on fashion apparel market trends and retail spending.
 
Writing instructional books on the technical aspects of the apparel design production process, from patternmaking and draping to garment construction, including haute couture and specialty techniques.

Finished one of her books, Drafting Basic Sloper & Patterns for Fashion Apparel Designers, and is currently working on the publication of this book.

TXA 301  Clothing the Planet
TXA 164K 1   Flat Pattern  
TXA 264L 1   Flat Pattern
TXA 164K 3  Advanced Apparel Design
TXA 365   Advanced Apparel Event Productions