Job Opportunity in Upholstery!

Do you love furniture and interior design? This might be your lucky day! Rafael Pasitano owns an upholstery business in Westmont and is looking for someone to work for him. He will train. Call him today!

Study Abroad Scholarships!


Any student interested in studying abroad is encourages to fill out an application for a scholarship to study abroad.  Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Field Studies office, BIC 3509 or online at .   Students can be awarded up to $1500 to help fund study abroad!  The deadline for Spring 2017 scholarships is Thursday, October 20, 2016.

For more information, please contact Sue Kerby at ext. 3078,, or visit  the Study Abroad Scholarship website :

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — The Way  of Lao-tzu

FGI Scholarship Student Guidelines

FGI Scholarship Project Guidelines 2016

The following are guidelines established to help you during this FGI Scholarship process.  The judges will follow these guidelines when reviewing your application and projects and have been instructed to follow the 2016 forms exactly.  Should you not have paperwork that states 2016 on them, please contact your professor or department head immediately since requirements might have changed from previous years.


  • The essay should be no more than 300 words and should contain a brief description of each of the three projects
  • You must have three projects submitted to qualify for any of the three (3) possible $1,000 scholarships
  • The projects can be a professionally completed assignment/project/or paper completed in the last two academic years
  • One of the three projects can be a freelance/work/or internship related; if completed with in the two year academic timeline
  • Each project can be independent of one another
  • If chosen as a winner, the items must be presented in a professional manner and identified by title or description for the RTW event to be held on December 8, 2016.

The following list includes, but is not limited to, the possible project submissions for any or all categories.

Fashion Merchandising/Marketing:

  • Trend/Story/Mood Boards
  • Six Month Merchandising Plan
  • Quality Analysis Report
  • Assortment Plans
  • Historical Costume Analysis
  • Leadership role in a fashion coordination event
  • Product Development Project
  • Visual Merchandising Project
  • Designer Portfolio
  • Small Business Plan
  • Store Layout and Design


  • Garment Production (please include completed garment/s)
  • Sketch Portfolio
  • Textile Print Design
  • Accessory Production
  • Trend Board
  • Portfolio
  • Line Development Project
  • Sourcing Project

Costume Design:

  • Garment Production (please include completed garment/s)
  • Sketch Portfolio
  • Story Boards
  • Translation of Story to Costume

 Project Layout

 All applicants should submit all items in the following outline for review by the judges.  Those that do not place their items in the following layout will lose two (2) points from their total:

  • Application with GPA
  • Resume with GPA
  • Cover Letter
  • Portfolio with three (3) Items
  • 300 Word Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (please note that these cannot be from the same organization, institution, or business)
    • One from a Teacher
    • One from a Professional

All FGI St. Louis applicants will receive a certificate of participation in this process.  We will also be sending back the Judges Rubric’s to the professors for awareness.  We feel that it is important for the professors to know how their students scored as well as where there is room for improvement for future applicants.

We wish you all the best of luck and look forward to seeing the amazing work of the 2016 FGI St. Louis Scholarship applicants.


Lori Coulter & Lynne Wasson, Style & Scholarship Co-Chairs

Check out the link provided: fgi-scholarship-project-guidelines-2016


Call for Entries: Send your art down the fashion runway!

Attention all artists and fashionistas, it’s your time to show off some of your best work and eye for style! Grab your colored pencils and sketch away! Submit your best piece of work in the “Art en vogue Fashion Art Challenge!”



Paper Source Hiring for the Holidays!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Paper Source is Hiring for Holidays! Check out the link below and fill out an application today!






Wednesdays 9am- 2:50pm 9/14 – 12/14

Fashion Design Elective

Create a collaborative collection utilizing the new technology suite in Fashion Studies and “nerd out” with Melissa. Course will include the exploration of the role of technology in the fashion industry, with an emphasis on incorporating new technology with existing fashion technologies. This course includes construction techniques, visible applications of technology in fashion design, and the use of technology to create innovative fashion applications and collections. To register for this course, contact Sharon Scalise at for a permit!