LIM College Faculty Blog

2016 International Textile and Apparel Association Conference (ITAA)

Posted on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 @ 02:28 PM

by Michael Londrigan, Dean of Academic Affairs 

The week of November 7 I attended the annual International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) conference, held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia (aka Canada).

The conference was wonderful. I came back with many new ideas and a great deal of information to share with LIM’s faculty members, department chairs and our study abroad coordinator. 

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Topics: faculty, Michael Londrigan, sustainability, CSR, Higg Index, ITAA

Time and Time Again

Posted on Fri, Nov 04, 2016 @ 12:17 PM

by Amanda Hallay, Assistant Clinical Professor, Fashion Merchandising

Professor Amanda Hallay Discusses the Current Craze for Time Travel

Occasionally I get the sense that many students at LIM College whom I’ve never met most probably hate me. Why? Because I created the Fashion History and Global Attire requirement, and 50 thousand years of any kind of history is a lot to digest in one semester.

Hopefully, an equal number of students whom I’ve never met don’t hate me and enjoy what I like to think of as a time machine that transports young people of the 21st Century to the Dark Ages, the 17th Century, the Roaring Twenties, and so on.  

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Topics: time travel, Fashion History and Global Attire, FHAGA, science fiction

London Calling: Visiting our Study Abroad Schools and Guest Lectures

Posted on Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 03:34 PM

by Robert Conrad, Professor of Marketing, Management & Finance and Michael Londrigan, Dean of Academic Affairs

The week of October 17 Professor Robert Conrad and I hopped across the pond to jolly old England. Our purpose was twofold — to guest lecture at the London College of Fashion and to visit two of LIM’s newest study abroad partners. 

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Topics: London, study abroad, lecture, Edinburgh

Cyberbullying & Anonymity in Lawsuits

Posted on Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 01:45 PM

by Gavin Goldstein, Esq.

Gavin Goldstein is an attorney and a full-time faculty member in LIM College’s Marketing, Management & Finance department.

On October 3, 2016, the Los Angeles Times published the article "A Rape Lawsuit Against NBA Star Derrick Rose Raises Key Question:  Should an Accuser Be Allowed to Stay Anonymous?"

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Topics: Cyberbullying, Lawsuits, Anonymity

2016 Fashion: Now & Then Conference: Fashion as Art

Posted on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 @ 01:25 PM


Harlem Renaissance / Photo by Ari Ress

by Nicole LaMoreaux

Reference and Instruction Librarian / Adrian G. Marcuse Library

LIM College’s 2016 Fashion: Now & Then conference, held October 20 through 22 with the theme of Fashion as Art, drew its largest audience to date, with 63 presenters and approximately 250 attendees over the course of the three-day event. Fashion: Now & Then is produced by LIM College’s Adrian G. Marcuse Library.

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Topics: Adrian G. Marcuse Library, fashion as art, Fashion Now & Then, 2016

HALLOWEEN 2016: Costume Predictions

Posted on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 05:53 PM

by Amanda Hallay, Assistant Clinical Professor, Fashion Merchandising

Prof. Amanda Hallay is a full-time faculty member at LIM College and a former fashion forecaster.

The country is currently scary enough without us adding to it with fiendish Halloween costumes, surely? Yet because of the nation’s current (and rather tense) landscape, we are sure to see a plethora of Halloween costumes that speak to the current crazes on social media, as well as those that address the race to the White House.

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Topics: Halloween, Creepy Clowns, costumes, scary, Hillary Clinton, Trump

Send in the Clowns: Looking at the Creepy Clown Craze and its Impact on Halloween Retail

Posted on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 @ 12:24 PM

by Amanda Hallay, Assistant Clinical Professor, Fashion Merchandising

Prof. Amanda Hallay looks at the current "Creepy Clown" phenomenon and its impact on Halloween retail.

2016: Just when we thought that things couldn’t possibly get any weirder (and is there anything weirder than this Presidential Election?), America finds itself in the terrifying sway of (yup) Creepy Clowns.

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Topics: retail, Halloween, Creepy Clowns, pranks

Textiles & Home Fashion: An Interview with Professor Gayathri Banavara of LIM College

Posted on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 02:34 PM

As we continue to connect as a global society and marketplace, the textiles and home fashion industries are experiencing an influx of new ideas, cultural access and sustainable practices from around the world. Gayathri Banavara, a full-time faculty member in LIM College’s Marketing, Management and Finance department, recently talked about textiles and home fashion in an interview with John Ahdoot of Ahdoot Oriental Rugs.

Read the interview here.

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Topics: Textiles, home furnishings, Millenials, Home Fashion

In Their Own Words: The Millennial Generation’s Sense of Value

Posted on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 01:35 PM

by Dudley Blossom, Ph.D.
Marketing, Management & Finance Department 

This article originally appeared in the October 2016 edition of Fashion Mannuscript.

For the past 10 years, brand marketers have been trying to engage Millennials and entice them to their brands. Countless consumer studies and surveys try to tell us what Millennials want and need. Often their messages are contradictory or misleading, yet one thing we have learned is that Millennials have a very short attention span. However, we still struggle to understand the impact of this short attention span on brands.

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Topics: Millenials, consumption, consumers, value

Orry-Kelly: The Boy From Oz

Posted on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 02:44 PM

by Amanda Hallay, Assistant Clinical Professor, Fashion Merchandising

Prof. Amanda Hallay Discusses Legendary Hollywood Designer Orry-Kelly.

When we think of costumer designers from the Golden Age of Hollywood, the first names that spring to mind are inevitably Edith Head, Irene Sharaff, Walter Plunkett, and (for those in the know) Adrian. These are the names we remember, yet I would argue that the costumes we remember the best were the products of a designer who (in my opinion) trumps Sharaff, Adrian, and even Edith Head in his absolute understanding of how costume contributes to character; Orry-Kelly.

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Topics: Jazz Age, costume designer, Orry-Kelly