Program and Alumni News

Have heart: 'Go Red' features elegant fashion, message for women's health

Fashion design students from Texas Woman's University presented gowns and outfits — most of them red to honor the theme of the day — in a fashion show and competition. The designers riffed on the heart in some of their designs, using heart-shaped embellishments on the garments.

Fashion and Textiles alumna Tiana James receives JC Penney Warrior Coin

TWU Fashion and Textiles alumna Tiana James ('14) has been recognized by JC Penney for exemplifying the retail chain's core values of loyalty, passion, courage and service. James was awarded a JC Penney Warrior Coin for going above and beyond in her community and workplace. The coin, which is awarded annually to only a few associates nationwide, was presented by the company's CEO, CMO and Executive Leadership team. James creates, manages and executes JC Penney's cause marketing programs, which strengthen the brand and communities through philanthropy.

From left: TWU fashion merchandising students Andrea Rodriguez, Ashlie Wilson and Alaina Miller. Photo by Anna Magie.
From left: TWU fashion merchandising students Andrea Rodriguez, Ashlie Wilson and Alaina Miller. Photo by Anna Magie.

TWU fashion merchandising students win top prizes in scholarship competition

Texas Woman’s University fashion merchandising students Alaina Miller, Andrea Rodriguez and Ashlie Wilson took home the three top awards in the Digital Store Planning and Design category at the Fashion Group International - Dallas 2017 Scholarship Competition. Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit professional organization with more than 5,000 fashion industry members.

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Melissa Glenn's wedding dress design
Wedding dress by Melissa Glenn Designs. Photo by India Earl Photography.

Alumna's dress design featured in popular wedding style blog

Melissa Harris, Fashion and Textiles alumna and owner of Melissa Glenn Designs, designed a custom wedding gown that was recently featured in the popular wedding style blog, Green Wedding Shoes.

Fashion students “Go Red” for annual heart health event

The fashion lab at Texas Woman’s University is a flurry of activity as students prepare for the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women Fashion Show and Luncheon, scheduled Friday, Feb. 10. The event pits TWU fashion students against their University of North Texas counterparts in a friendly rivalry.

TWU student Whitney Bracey breaks barriers in business, ballet and beyond

Texas Woman’s University fashion student Whitney Bracey embodies today’s Texas woman. She is an athlete and a fashionista, an entrepreneur and an advocate, an employee and a student, and she embraces each of these qualities and uses them to drive her passion to start a fashion company that is inclusive of all women.

Fashion alumna steps out into competitive outdoor design field

A trail of her own doodles followed Stephanie Perez throughout her childhood. In middle school, she began to channel that love for drawing into a budding interest in fashion design. Now, in her first job after graduating from TWU with a double major in fashion design and fashion merchandising, Perez’ designs are made to order by Wohali Outdoors, a private label fishing and rainwear company headquartered in Oklahoma.