The College   Summer 2002

Apparel Merchandising

Apparel merchandising encompasses a variety of fields, such as design, marketing, product development, historical apparel, fashion, and costume construction.

Study options:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Minor
  • Costume Construction
  • Technology

Individualized Major Program:
Fashion Design

Faculty: 6
Students: 328 (spring 2002)

Career possibilities:

  • Merchandise analyst
  • Buyer
  • Merchandiser
  • Store manager
  • Product development manager
  • Production manager

Successful alumni:
Kurt Kress, BS'97, designer at Guess Inc., New York

Ali Satlow, BS'96, buyer at Target, Minneapolis

Michael Ping, BS'99, in product development at Kohl's, Milwaukee

Interior Design

Interior designers are planners. Designers develop environments that are efficient and code-compliant, in addition to being visually effective.

Study options:
Bachelor of Science
Master of Science

Faculty: 4
Students: 92 (spring 2002)

Career possibilities:

  • Commercial designer
  • Facilities manager
  • Historic preservation specialist
  • Product designer
  • Set designer

Successful alumni:
Hunter Kaiser, BS'00, designer, Griswold, Heckel, and Kelly Assoc., Chicago

Heather Smith, BS'98, territory manager, New York area, Shaw Industries

Amy Bromley, BS'98, interior design department, Dewberry Design Group, Tulsa, Okla.

Bill Blass Exhibition at the IU Art Museum


Suit, coat, and hat by Bill Blass, fall 1987 collection, Style #7104 and #7166. Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection, 1988.63 A-D; gift of Bill Blass. Jacket and hat of red, mavy blue, and green houndstooth-check wool; skirt of red and green small houndstooth-check wool; coat of red and green large-plaid wool; gold metal buttons.

AMID is home to the Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection, which comprises more than 17,000 objects of men's, women's, and children's fashion, accessories, publications, and fashion plates.

In fall 2002, the Sage collection will stage an exhibition honoring Hoosier designer Bill Blass. "Bill Blass - An American Designer," is a retrospective of the late designer's 50-year career. It will include approximately 100 ensembles from the Sage Collection, the Bill Blass Ltd. Archives, and Blass's friends. The exhibit will run at the IU Art Museum from Oct. 4 through Dec. 15. Sage curator and apparel merchandising professor Kate Rowold is in charge of the exhibit. Information on the exhibition will be posted on the IU Art Museum Web site