Fiber Science & Apparel Design

Fashion Design, Fashion Design Management, and Fiber Science

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Drawing on design, science and technology, and cultural studies, the three-point mission of the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design (FSAD) is to:

Educate - Inspire and prepare future leaders, innovators, and disruptors in the fields of fashion and fibrous materials.

Research - Expand knowledge and create new understandings in areas of fashion and fibrous materials that address end-uses for future needs and make an impact on humanity as a whole.

Engage - Communicate and collaborate with global fashion and fiber-based industries, alumni, policy makers, and the public to facilitate innovation to improve economic, environmental, and human health and well-being.

FSAD is a multidisciplinary program with expertise at the nexus of creative expression and scientific research resulting in real-world applications.

Cornell Design Award Winning Design

The Winners of the Cornell Design Award for High School Students have been announced! 

This year's challenge was "Fear and Freedom".  We received over 150 inspiring designs.  See them all here!

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Cornell Institute of Fashion and Fiber Innovation (CIFFI)

Advancing knowledge and fostering collaborations between academia and industry

Student Spotlight: Amanda Zheng

discusses her fashion design philosophy and her Cornell experience as a student in 2009. Her fashion runway work is featured as she discusses the positive influence of the department's faculty on her success.