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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

Behind-the-Scenes of the UT Fashion Show, Elements

We are all know that what we see on the catwalk is the result of endless hours of inspiration, experimentation and endeavor.  So, what is it really like to prepare for such a major event like a fashion show? 


Development in Textile Defect Detection Wins Walmart Foundation Grant

Bugao Xu, UT Austin professor in the School of Human Ecology, and his research team have developed a detection system for textiles using optical sensors, which garnered the praise and support of the Walmart Foundation, including a $350,000 grant.