Thursday, December 15, 2011

Children Apparel/Community Service project


Students studied the construction of safe garments for a young child sizes 3 and up to size 6. They illustrated their concepts and created children’s garments to incorporated a design theme that was reflected into the custom appliqu├ęd pockets and detailed bodice details. These adorable dresses went to misc. programs to provide children with clothing and Christmas gifts.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Interior Decor Showroom Visits

While studying wood species, furniture styles and periods, the Interior students were able to experience firsthand the craftsman beauty of timeless Stickley pieces at the Artisan House Galleries in downtown Sioux Falls.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

“Green” Fashion Week

Once again our Creative Director was invited to present her S/S 2012 collection Portland's Sustainable Fashion Week. Each year IDTSD fashion students have an incredible opportunity to accompany her to fashion week to assist with fittings, help back stage and experience in the excitement behind the scenes of a major fashion event.

Works of Seth Aaron

The students experience that “pinch me—am really sitting front row” moment while viewing the works of recent Project Runway designers, Season 7 winner Seth Aaron.

Other nights featured season 8 finalist Michael Costello and season 7 finalist were Jay Nicolas Sario also were very captivating.

Works of Michael Costello

Works of Jay Sario

IDTSD Creative Director, Anita Kealey with Michael Costello and Jay Sario (note her sustainable vest woven with discarded cassette tape).

LENZANITA Couture Collection: Sustainable - Dakota Made
Urban Graphix – Tribal Textures

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Highlights of Project: Design Boot Camp


At the summer sessions, our participants were able to explore what goes into the process of design concepts to completion garments. With each experience the students gained a pride of accomplishment as shown in their completed projects.  Make plans to explore  design camps next summer. Be  sure to register early to get the dates you want; classes start filling in early spring.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Couture Inspiration in NYC

IDTSD creative director spent the past week in New York, while there, she had the opportunity to view the Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Words cannot describe the experience to study up-close the meticulous couture details and exquisite tailoring of the brilliant McQueen.  McQueen as one of fashion’s most influential, imaginative and inspiring designers in his short 19 year career.  He challenged and expanded our understanding of clothing beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics and identity. Sadly, McQueen died in 2010.

While in NYC for continuing education, trend focus sessions and attending international textile markets, she also had the opportunity to renew her acquaintance with mentor Tim Gunn, during the final  filming of Project Runway.   While there, elimination was taking place to select the final designers that will come back with their collections to show at Fashion Week in September. Be sure to view the season opener of Project Runway on July 28th to watch what happens!

While working on her course work for master tailor credentials, Ms. Kealey had the honor of meeting Mr. Russell Kashket, official Master Tailor for to the royals. Mr. Kashket brought examples of his  recent work he designed and created for HRH Prince William, HRH Prince Harry, and other uniforms for the males and page boys at the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.  Ironically, Kate Middleton’s wedding dress was created by Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Project:Design Boot Camp Activities

Students designed and created purses while learning to sew.

Fashion Illustration students put their fashion ideas on paper.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Project: Design Boot Camp Students get creative

Students in Fashion Design conceptualized and created garments.

 A variety of great shoe designs were created by the Fashion Design I class.