FASHION.EDU - SERIES 2013 | HONG KONG - APRIL 23 | SAN FRANCISCO - OCT 24

FASHION.EDU-SERIES

The discussion panel gives opportunities to fashion educators - professors, artists and designers - who teach at fashion institutions in the United States and abroad to present their research and publication to their peers. It is a platform for these academics to speak with a Q&A session to follow.

FASHION.EDU HONG KONG POLYU 2013

FASHION.EDU HONG KONG POLYU 2013

FASHION.EDU HONG KONG POLYU 2013

AOF GUESTS SPEAKERS | FASHION.EDU-SERIES 2013

09:00 - 9:40 AM | DESIGN INNOVATION WITH THE FUSION OF ART & TECHNOLOGY
JIE LUO (PhD) - P. R. China | Assistant Professor | Fashion Design
School of Fine Art & Artistic Design - Guangzhou University – www.gzhu.edu.cn

Dr. Luo graduated from the School of Apparel & Art Design of Xian Polytechnic University and received her PhD degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2012. Her research interests include fashion design, high performance sportswear design and technology. Ms. Jie Luo designed the 2012 London Olympic games cycling sportswear for the Hong Kong team. Her work has been already published and presented through various journals and exhibitions.

09:50 - 10:30 AM | IN THE MOOD FOR NUDE - AN OVERVIEW
BRIGIDA RIBEIROS - Portugal | Assistant Professor | Fashion & Textile Design Department
Instituto Polytecnico de Castelo Branco - Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas – www.ipcb.pt

Ms. Brigida Ribeiros graduated from the University of Minho and the Technical University of Lisbon where she is currently preparing her PhD degree. She worked in Paris in the trends business and has curate several exhibitions in Portugal. Her main focus is on "Fashion as an artistic expression of the material culture, characterizing societies". As a full time faculty member for more than a decade at the Instituto Polytecnico - Castelo Branco, Ms. Ribeiros has benefitted of the European mobility program allowing her to teach at Kymenlaakso Polytechnic - Kouvola (Finland) and at the University of West Bohemia - Pilsen (Czech Republic).

10:30 - 11:20 AM | THE IMPACT OF THE INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING ON CREATIVITY DEVELOPMENT
LYNN BLAKE - United States | Associate Professor & Department Chair | Fashion Program
Lasell College, MA – www.lasell.edu

Ms. Lynn Blake graduated from the New York Fashion Institute of Technology, the Massachussetts College of Art and the Goddard College. Ms. Blake has held key principle design positions for major manufacturers for more than 30 years in parallel of her teaching. Most recently, she completed 46 illustrations contributing to a fashion time line for the newly released publication "Fashion Design Referenced : A Visual Guide to the History, Language, and Practice of Fashion" by Alicia Kennedy, Emily Banis Stoehrer, Rockport Press, 2013.

02:00 - 02:40PM | THE ROLE OF DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN FASHION EDUCATION
RADLEY CRAMER - United States | Assistant Professor & Program Director | Fashion Program
School of Communications & the Arts - Marist College, NY – www.marist.edu

Prior taking over the direction of the Fashion program at Marist College in 2006, Mr. Radley Cramer's career was spent in the New York fashion industry, including creative product development and branding at Revlon and Almay cosmetics and then, as a branding and promotional consultant for Bergdorf Goodman, Conran's, Laura Ashley and other leading fashion, cosmetic and home furnishing companies. Cramer graduated in Marketing from the State University of New York in 2005 and a MBA is currently under way.

02:50 - 03:30PM | ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONLIZATION AND THE IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION UPON HIGHER EDUCATION
SARAH CHARLES - United Kingdom | Principal Lecturer & Course Leader | Fashion Design & Technology Department
Arts University of Bournemouth – www.aub.ac.uk

Ms. Sarah Charles graduated in Fashion and Textiles from the University of Bath. Her professional fashion career started at the heart of Camden Lock from an independent studio and rapidly took her travelling all over the world negotiating and monitoring factory supply chains and manufacturing for the Bristish fashion Industry. In 2000, she decided to share her 15 intensive years of professional experience with students and join the Arts University Bournemouth to develop a BA (Hons) Fashion course. She is completing a Masters with the University of Nottingham.

03:40 - 04:10PM | BEING ENTREPRENEURIAL IN FASHION
MINNA CHEUNG - Finland | Senior Lecturer & Course Leader | Fashion & Clothing Design Department
Institute of Design & Fine Arts - Lahti University of Applied Sciences – www.lamk.fi

After graduating in fashion design from the University of Art & Design of Helsinki in 1993, Ms. Minna Cheung studied at Kingston University - UK where she met her future husband and designer Yat Cheung. Since 2002, they have established a successful brand 2OR+BYYAT based in Helsinki and sold in 25 countries. More recently, Ms. Cheung - who hosted the Project Runway Finland TV series - has been leading the Fashion and Clothing Department at the Lahti University of Applied Sciences.

04:20 - 05:00PM | JP GAULTIER - HAUTE COUTURE MINDSET AS A FASHION CREATIVE PROCESS
NATHALIE DOUCET - United States | President & Director | Collaborative Educational Initiatives & Research
The Arts of Fashion Foundation, CA – www.arts-of-fashion.org

A graduate of Ecole Superieure des Arts Appliques - Duperre in textile design and of the Institut Francais de la Mode (post graduate diploma in Fashion and Textile Management), Ms. Nathalie Doucet is a former Paris-based fashion designer and US design professor. Doucet is the President and Founder of the San Francisco based non-profit Arts of Fashion Foundation, promoting creativity in fashion, in design education, and in supporting designers from all over the world. She is also a strong advocate for copyright in fashion in the United States.

FASHION.EDU - SERIES 2013 | SAN FRANCISCO - OCT 24

HOW TO MAKE THE CREAIVE ACT MORE EXPLICIT TO STUDENTS

MARY KAWENSKI - R.I.S.D - RI Professor of Apparel Design, Rhode Island School of Design

Mary Kawenski, a professor of Apparel Design, teaches introductory to advance level courses, including senior collection development and design research to sophomores. Creative problem-solving and the design process are areas of professional focus. Her research centers on specific tool and exercises to help designers find creative resolutions to their design problems. She taught a workshop on Professional Design Techniques to the apparel industry in Lima, Peru and presented a paper on Critical Thinking for Apparel Designers at the International Symposium on Education of Fashion Design at Colleges at China Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou, China. As a designer and technical consultant, she has worked on various projects for start up programs in the apparel industry. Her present design work focuses on using sustainable materials to design apparel and accessories made in an environmentally sensitive manner as well as.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3), public, non-profit organization, linking both academics and professionals alike and is dedicated in fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of a variety of educational programs meant to facilitate critical thinking and advance the field of fashion among artists, designers, scholars and students.The primary focus of the foundation is the continuous support of creativity and design process in fashion and the arts linked to it.