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Faculty Advice: Find Your Own Style

​When it comes to the fashion world, faculty in the Division of Textiles and Apparel are very aware of how quickly "it" items change. Their advice: find a personal style that doesn't continually pivot as the trends change.  

Published: Activated Carbon Fiber and Textiles

​The Division is pleased to announce that Dr. Jonathan Chen's edited book, Activated Carbon Fiber and Textiles, has been published.  The publisher has outlined a few key features of this book: 

Gender Neutral Clothing

​The lines the mark gender in clothing and fashion are blurring according to Jessica Ciarla, a faculty member in the Division of Textiles and Apparel at The University of Texas at Austin.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Nation’s Largest Student Fashion Show Will Spotlight Latest Runway Designs

EVENT: Elements, The University of Texas at Austin student fashion show, featuring designs from 22 senior students in the University Fashion Group, includes a special collection of sports after-wear modeled by UT Austin athletic luminaries Edith Royal, A.J. Abrams and Quan Cosby, among others. Industry professionals Carla McDonald, Sergio Guadarrama, Lance Avery Morgan, Linda Asaf and Carmel Fenves will award a number of prizes.

New Partnership for Innovations in Fibers, Fabrics

The University of Texas at Austin will participate in a new $317 million partnership to accelerate innovation in high-tech, U.S.-based manufacturing involving fibers and textiles, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced today.

Part of the project focus is using new technology to integrate natural materials and complex functional structures into a fabric’s fibers, creating fiber-based devices and functional fabric systems. Photo credit: Drexel University