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Melinda Wax

Melinda   Wax

Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Director of Continuing Education in SPACE , Fashion

Office Location:

Sheila Johnson Design Center
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  • Milliner and design researcher/educator, with textile and costume design, arts administration, wardrobe styling for the film and TV industries and fine arts in my suitcase, I am a hybrid of many disciplines. Millinery consultant, Bard Graduate Center - "HATS, An Anthology by Stephen Jones", docent and speaker "A Field Guide to Hats", "Hats from Film Noir"; Pratt, Visiting instructor - History and Future of Design Education; consultant: millinery fashion and history, design education, design research, ethnographic research, sourcing and styling; Milli Award Winner 1993, millinery design; exhibitor, Hats of the 20th Century - Philadelphia Museum, 1993.  MS in Art/Design Education, Pratt Institute; AAS Textile/Surface Design and Millinery Design, FIT/SUNY; Arts Administration, Radcliffe College; Atelier 17, Paris, France; BA Fine Arts, UC Santa Cruz.

    Recent Publications:

    Meditation On A Simple Stitch, Cuarderno 48, Journal of the Center for the Study of Design and Communication, Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013.


    Research Interests:

    Made By Hand, couture, design thinking/research, art/design education, fashion, consumer behavior.

    Awards and Honors:

    Part-time faculty funding for research at Museum at FIT Archives, Millinery Design Comes Home: women and their hats during the war years, 1939-1945.

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