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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? 

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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.

Student Wins YMA Fashion Scholarship

Avani Patel and other students with Textiles and Apparel faculty Nancy Prideaux and Sara Stewart Stevens


A student majoring in textiles and apparel at The University of Texas at Austin last night was announced to have won a prestigious national scholarship from a leading international fashion industry group. Avani Patel's innovative design idea, which combines 3D printing and 3D modeling to make custom-fit leather shoes, is one of a handful of concepts from UT Austin textiles and apparel students to have won national awards in recent weeks.

Student Wins First Place Nationally

In November, a University of Texas at Austin student majoring in textiles and apparel won first place in a national design competition run by Cotton Incorporated. Seihak Long's designs earned him the top prize of $2,500 and will be showcased at Cotton Incorporated's World Headquarters.

Faculty Member Honored by Alumni

Image credited to The Alcalde

After only seven years of teaching at UT, Ockhee Bego has been nominated by former students to be one of this year's Texas 10.  The Texas 10 is an exclusive group of faculty honored by alumni each year for their dedication and enthusiasm.