Pedagogy and Professional Development

Collaboration Makes More Lights Come on than Those on the Runway: Experiential Learning through an Interdisciplinary Fashion Show Project Merges Fashion and Technology

Authors
  • Stephanie K. Hubert (University of Arkansas)
  • Robert F. Saunders (University of Arkansas)
  • Shannon C. Mason (University of Arkansas)

Abstract

Inspired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, the idea for the theme Futuristic Floral was born to guide the direction of the Apparel Merchandising and Product Development (AMPD) fashion show. In only the second year of production, we wanted to make sure the show would entertain the audience and be a professional production. However, as educators, our primary goal was to make a lasting impact on the education of our students. This project has pushed our students to think, act, communicate, and create on a level that would not have been possible without the interaction of students from apparel and electrical engineering. The true impact for all students involved remains to be seen when the lights go down after the show and they realize they have been a part of something much bigger than they could create on their own.

How to Cite:

Hubert, S. K., Saunders, R. F. & Mason, S. C., (2017) “Collaboration Makes More Lights Come on than Those on the Runway: Experiential Learning through an Interdisciplinary Fashion Show Project Merges Fashion and Technology”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 74(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2017
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