When a fashion website recently put together its list of the top 75 fashion design schools in the U.S., it was no surprise to find New York City’s Parsons the New School for Design at No. 1 on the list. But you might not have expected to find Baylor right there in the top 25, sitting at No. 24 in the nation.
The writers at fashion-schools.org noted in their write-up that “The Apparel Design program at Baylor offers summer study tours and field experience in places like the Dallas Market and many design firms, [and] the Parker Design and Technology Center offers hands-on high-tech experience to aid in design study.”
Looking beyond just apparel design, the site named Baylor the No. 2 fashion school overall in the Southwest, pointing out that BU students have interned for designers such as Anna Sui, MTC, Betsey Johnson, and XOXO and Rampage, and internationally for Ann-Louise Roswald (London), Christopher & La Lou (Paris), Amanda Wakely (London) and Matthew Williamson (London).
This isn’t the first time Baylor’s program has been highly ranked, either. Two years ago, the influential industry blog Fashionista ranked Baylor No. 19 in the country, one of just seven liberal arts institutions to make their top 20.
Sic ’em, Baylor apparel design!
[Pictured above: models from "Cirque de la Mode," the 2013 Baylor apparel design student show held in May. Click here for a short highlight video.]
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