Fashion Education

March 9, 2023
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Jennifer Stanley, a design graduate student with a concentration in fashion design and creative technology, is discovering ways to transform fashion design education. Stanley partnered with UNT fashion design faculty Chanjuan Chen and Hae Jin Gam to explore how students’ learning ability can improve when using technology along with collaborative teaching strategies. Stanley hopes to encourage fashion design educators to critically reflect on traditional coursework and to promote improved learning experiences that can prepare students for a future in an industry that stands on the culture of collaboration. As a domestic violence survivor, Stanley’s Jen•Ley fashion label shares empowering designs inspired by social issues and women’s rights while raising awareness for domestic violence victims. Stanley next plans to research how wearable technologies can be taught to aspiring fashion designers.