February 14th, 2023
The WVU Libraries’ Arts in the Libraries committee will host a program with Colleen Moretz, curator of the “Sustainable Fashion Design Exploration: Transformation to Zero-Waste” exhibit, and her students at 4 p.m. March 1 in Room 1020 of the Downtown Library.
The exhibit includes Moretz’s work alongside zero-waste designs by students in her fashion design management course. Moretz, associate professor of Fashion, Dress & Merchandising in the Davis College, won the 2022 Art in the Libraries Faculty Exhibit Award.
“Sustainability has been at the center of my scholarship across the apparel and textile disciplines,” Moretz said. “Focusing my creative design scholarship on sustainability generates awareness of sustainable issues within the apparel industry to, hopefully, encourage change in fashion practices.
“This concentration on sustainability has been an evolution of investigating sustainable design processes through the exploration of transformation, aesthetics, zero-waste and up-cycling,” she added.
Students exhibiting their work include Peyton Burford, Jacob Dial, Madison Hess, Chelsea Hildago, Emily Quarantillo, Jordan Spears and Natasha Yarowenko.
The exhibit will remain on display through May.