Resources for Fashion

Professional Organizations

Fashion and Trends

Fashion Designers and History

Industry Information

Visual Merchandising

Textile & Color Trends


Contact Information

Sharon Scalise, Program Coordinator
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1007, (630) 942-2619

Lisa Horvatin, Program Advisor
(630) 942-2078

Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
(630) 942-2502

Art, Communications and Hospitality Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-2048


  • Spotlight: Peach Carr

    Peach CarrFashion

    “It is so great to come back to COD and tell students, ‘I’ve been in your shoes. College of DuPage is a great jumping off point or a great finishing point. There’s amazing instruction here, there’s great support, and I can pass on little tiny pearls of wisdom and guide the students. I like helping to nudge them forward. I was so terrified when I changed careers but I took a leap of faith. I am grateful to pass on my support to the students. If they look back and say, ‘She made a difference,’ then they can make a difference and pass it on.”

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  • Spotlight: Student Spotlight: Ibitsam Younis

    Ibitsam YounisFashion

    “The program is not easy, but you will learn so much and enjoy the teamwork. The instructors are generous with their time and talents. The collaboration with other students makes all of us stronger. Even with my prior experience, I have learned a number of new techniques, met industry leaders and been able to share my unique designs with the public through the annual fashion show.”

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  • Spotlight: Student Spotlight: Li Sheng

    Li ShengFashion

    “During the program, all the teachers I met were very encouraging. They made me believe in myself and pushed me to do more. All these chances that happen inside and outside of school will help you to find your own path, but you have to take that step and find it out by yourself. Fashion design was my dream, and College of DuPage is where I started to make my dream come true.”

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  • Spotlight: Theadora Iacobellis

    Theadora IacobellisFashion

    “I would tell students considering COD and the Fashion Studies program to do it! It’s going to be hard, scary and challenging, especially if you’re going into the program with no experience whatsoever like I did. You will laugh, cry and poke your fingers with pins on a daily basis. Eventually, days will come and go, and you will learn more than you realize. The reward comes in the end when you see your garment on the runway for the very first time. You will recall every stitch of that piece and there is no emotion to describe the sensations you will feel.”

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  • Spotlight: Sarah Bhaidani

    Sarah BhaidaniFashion Studies

    “I started to seriously consider fashion as a career my senior year of high school but even then I was wary about my decisions. I have learned so much from my professors and even those I haven’t taken classes with yet. This past year has helped me grow and mature in ways I didn’t know I could. I’ve learned skills and made contacts that will aid me in my goal to make a name for myself in the fashion community.” 

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  • Spotlight: Sarah Stuglis

    Sarah StuglisFashion Studies

    “COD will help you make new friends and meet people from other departments. The teachers will give you advice and provide you with connections in the fashion industry for your career after you graduate. Not only will you receive more personal attention because the class sizes are smaller than a large school, you will also save money while doing it. I am so happy I chose to come to College of DuPage.”

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  • Spotlight: Alex Jurczewski

    Alex JurczewskiFashion Studies

    “I feel like I am challenging a new part of my brain that I did not even know existed, and now I see things from a new perspective, which is really working to my advantage.”

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  • Spotlight: Bhavana Jain

    Bhavana JainFashion Studies

    “I have developed wonderful relationships with my professors, and I never hesitate to ask them for career advice. They are very passionate about teaching students.”

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  • Spotlight: Judith Smith

    Judith SmithFashion Studies

    "Every instructor was extremely helpful and generous with their time, knowledge and experience. I feel very privileged to have had them as teachers." 

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  • Spotlight: Anna Loosli

    Anna LoosliFashion Studies

    "I would definitely recommend College of DuPage for any person who has an interest in entering the fashion design world as this school provides a broad offering of design courses to help anyone learn and grow."

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