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UT Lab School turns 91, looking forward to 100

UT Lab School turns 91, looking forward to 100

A letter from the chair of the Department of Human Development & Family Sciences, Stephen T. Russell, and the director of the Priscilla Pond Flawn Child & Family Laboratory, Amy Bryan. 

Recent Alumni Lands Retail Position in Dallas


Lindsay Smith recently graduated from the Retail Merchandising and Consumer Sciences Program and is currently working at Forty Five Ten in Dallas as a Retail Coordinator for Women's Ready-to-Wear. 

Learning by Experience with Photo Shoot for International Company


The Division of Textiles and Apparel has developed a strong internship program over the last 30 years, and, here, undergraduate Allie Chicoine reveals what she learned when dropped into a photo shoot in Austin. 


Women's Work Wear Through the 20th Century


The Historical Textiles and Apparel Collection of the School of Human Ecology at the University of Texas at Austin presents their third exhibit of the year.

Where are they 3 years after graduation?


At Ralph Lauren in New York City!

UT Austin Family Sciences Program and Mathematics Among Top 10 in World Rankings


The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) has ranked the University Texas at Austin among the top 10 universities worldwide in three College of Natural Sciences subjects: Family Studies (#7), Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications (#1), and Mathematics, Applied (#5).

What does synthesis mean in fashion?


Synthesis—the theme of this year's fashion show—illustrates how the innovative designs and diverse talents of 22 students are woven into a cohesive unit that reflects relationships formed over time in Gearing Hall. This year's synthesis of fabric, effort and ideas debuts on April 19th at the Frank Erwin Center.

Interning with Open Arms


Kristina Kieu, TXA Fashion Merchandising student, recently interned as a Production Assistant with Open Arms, a small contract manufacturing company based in Austin.

Texas-Sized Student Fashion Show “Synthesis” Debuts Soon

Korean-inspired wedding dresses, camouflage leisure wear cut for women, ballerina dresses highlighted with programmable lights: this year's fashion show, Synthesis, builds on the designs of 22 textiles and apparel seniors from the University of Texas at Austin. The annual show, organized by the University Fashion Group, is the nation's largest fashion show at a university, attracting over 5,000 Texans to campus to see the collections, active wear, bridal gowns, and evening wear.

Graduate Immersed in NYC Fashion World

Textiles and Apparel (TXA) graduates are doing amazing things! We sat down with recent  TXA graduate (class of 2016) Denise Chavez to talk about her current position at URBN, living in New York and how the TXA program helped her get there. 

Texas-Sized Fashion Show Puts Innovative Student Designs on Display

Fusion, the University of Texas at Austin student fashion show, features designs from 24 senior students in the University Fashion Group. Industry professionals Carla McDonald, Patty Hoffpauir, Sergio Guadarrama, Lance Avery Morgan, Megan Summerville, Linda Asaf and Gail Chovan will award prizes.

UT Fashion Show Spectrum

The University Fashion Group proudly presents the 2014 UT fashion show, Spectrum. Spectrum, a powerful and all-encompassing word, fits this year's senior design students perfectly. By encompassing each individual's work as a piece of the overall spectrum of collections, all the designs come to together in a fluid, powerful way that displays a new wave of technical and creative design skills.

Student Designers Push Fashion Limits

Watch out, Project Runway! The 2013 Fashion Show, "Transcend," produced by the University Fashion Group, hit the runways Thursday, April 18, at the Frank Erwin Center. The annual event is a showcase for the nearly 120 original garments created by textiles and apparel students nearing completion of the apparel design program. (Watch a teaser of the show, produced by radio-television-film student Andrea Macias. Or check out The Alcalde's slideshow.)

Contour Reviewed by Fashionable Austin

​This week's 2012 Fashion Show, Contour, was pulled together by the University Fashion Group and designing seniors from the University of Texas at Austin's Textiles and Apparel program.

Rare Bird of Fashion—and Academia

At age 90, New York style icon Iris Apfel is perhaps the college's most unusual professor.

Textiles and Apparel Students Showcase Designs at 2011 Fashion Show “Innovation”


Students are using sustainable fabrics and embracing technology, designing digital prints, creating laser-cut patterns and working with textured knits.

Students Showcase Designs at 2010 Fashion Show

Students from the Division of Textiles and Apparel in the School of Human Ecology will debut their original fashion designs at the 2010 Annual Fashion Show entitled "High Voltage."