DAAP Fashion Design Students Inspired by IKEA
Fashion design sophomores receive fabric and win prizes for their work from IKEA West Chester.
By: Elizabeth M. Hess
As part of their summer 2014 Patternmaking Class, fifty-five DAAP fashion design sophomores each received three yards of fabric from IKEA and instruction from Professors George Sarofeen and Mary Wright on how to design and make a garment.
Their garment designs were then submitted to IKEA and IKEA employees voted for a winner and four runners-up. Ana Sabo was declared the winner with a black and white dot dress. For winning, Ana received an Ikea sewing machine.
Runners-up were Kelly Maxwell with a one shoulder blue and white print dress, Terese Ostendorf with a black and white stripe bodice and geometric multi-color skirt, Elise Rohr with a blue and white print crop top and wide leg pants, and Rachel Weber with a yellow, white and grey print dress. Each runner-up received an IKEA gift card.
The finished designs are currently on display at Westchester IKEA through the month of September. DAAP Fashion Design wishes to thank IKEA for this opportunity and their continued support.
For more information on the Fashion Design Program at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, please visit: daap.uc.edu/academics/design/bs_fashion.