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Apparel, Merchandising, and Design at Iowa State University

Apparel, Merchandising, and Design at Iowa State University, 00:01:45

Iowa State University (ISU) is the place to be for textiles and clothing. Our students, faculty, and staff are on the cutting edge of education in this industry. For more information, visit:

Iowa State grad discovers her passion for fashion

Iowa State grad discovers her passion for fashion , 00:02:54

Andrea Tate was always crafty, but it wasn't until high school that she developed her love for fashion. When she got to Iowa State, she was encouraged not to wait to pursue her dreams. So when she was just a sophomore, Tate started her own clothing company that focused on redesigning old, worn clothing. And now that she's graduating, Tate hopes to grow her business and continue doing what she loves.

Curtain Call

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The iconic curtain at Stephens Auditorium is taken down for the first time in nearly 50 years. For over nine months, conservationists have meticulously cleaned and restored the 2800 pound work of art. As the project nears completion, workers do something that's never been done before: take the curtain down.

A look at my adventure - Caine Westergard

A look at my adventure - Caine Westergard, 00:03:21

Senior Caine Westergard shares her experiences in the Greek community, creating a clothing label for the Omaha Fashion show, and growing as a person during her time at Iowa State.

Elizabeth Cuéllar

Elizabeth Cuéllar, 00:08:12

The Cuéllar Collection was donated to the Textiles and Clothing Museum in 2011 by Elizabeth Snoddy Cuéllar, an Iowa State alumna. The collection includes over 300 objects and features textiles, men's and women's garments from many of these indigenous populations.

Anna Harmon - Intern at Vineyard Vines

Anna Harmon - Intern at Vineyard Vines, 00:02:37

As the winner of the $12,000 national Steamboat Foundation Scholarship and internship, Anna Harmon worked with designers at the headquarters of the preppy clothing label, Vineyard Vines, in Stamford, Connecticut. She says the internship helped her learn to apply what she's learned at Iowa State to excel in the rocket-paced world of fashion.

Jamie Torgrimson - Intern at at Ralph Lauren Black Label

Jamie Torgrimson - Intern at at Ralph Lauren Black Label, 00:02:12

Whether making patterns for a high-end ready-to-wear collection or styling a new children's line, Jamie Torgrimson realized that her preparation in apparel, merchandising, and design at Iowa State made it possible for her to work creatively and figure things out on the fly. She learned that she really was ready for her internship in Manhattan, New York, working with the designers for the high-end Women's Black Label Ralph Lauren collection.

Kim Anderson - Intern at Target

Kim Anderson - Intern at Target, 00:02:37

From an early age, Kim Anderson knew she wanted to work in apparel merchandising. Fast forward to 2010, and this young fashionista is well on her way to blossoming career with one of the foremost companies in America. Anderson, a 2010 graduate in apparel, merchandising, and design, will work for Target Corp. as a merchandising business analyst. This career opportunity comes on the heels of a standout internship with Target, where she was one of a handful of interns selected to assist with a major brand and visual overhaul. Kim Anderson is a human scientist, working in the field of apparel merchandising and improving people's lives.

Entrepreneurship Showcase

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The College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University offers numerous opportunities for students to develop their entrepreneurship skills. Students can take courses and complete internships where they can get hands-on experience. One of the major capstone experiences is the annual entrepreneurship showcase, which is a culmination of the Entrepreneurship in Human Sciences class offered in apparel, events, and hospitality management.