The Fashion Business Association held their first meeting of the Spring 2015 semester on January 29th, 2015 in the Mountaineer Room of the Mountainlair.


To start the meeting, one of the amazing faculty members within the Design and Merchandising department, Professor Nora MacDonald, spoke on an incredible study abroad experience. Disegno Italia is a four-week, six-credit program that allows students to venture to the beautiful country of Italy. Students are immersed in a different culture living in both San Giovanni Valdarno, located in Tuscany, and Milan. Various courses are offered during the last two weeks while staying in Milan. These include fashion styling, photography, graphic design, and many more! MacDonald gave an informative presentation leaving everyone with absolute wanderlust! For more information regarding Disegno Italia, please visit

After the brilliant presentation, the Fashion Business Association discussed important upcoming events of involvement, including Evolution of Design 2015. Evolution of Design is a Fashion Show Event that serves to bring emerging WVU professionals together in collaboration across multiple creative disciplines. The event will take place on Saturday, April 18th, 2015. FBA is one of the three student organizations that serve as a connection point for students who are interested to become involved as volunteers of the event. Volunteer positions will be filled in Back of House Production/Dressing, Styling, Front of House Production, Ushering, Decoration, and much more. Members of the Fashion Business Association will be given priority of choice regarding positions and time of shifts. If you are interested in any of these volunteer positions, please contact us at, or via the Contact Page. If you wish to learn more about Evolution of Design 2015, check out the event on Facebook at

10420327_10153097095145786_1906584434543754945_nLastly, order forms were distributed for Official Fashion Business Association Baseball Tees! The shirt will be white with blue sleeves, as seen in the featured image. The Baseball Tees are $19 in sizes S, M, and L. Sizes XL and 2XL incur an extra charge. If you are a non-member and would like a shirt, there is a temporary member fee of $3. This is great way to represent the Fashion Business Association in style on campus here at WVU! If you would like to order an Official FBA Baseball Tee, please contact our Vice President/Merchandise Coordinator Katherine Gonzales via our Officer Page or Contact Page.

A busy semester lies ahead of the Fashion Business Association! Our next association meeting will take place on Thursday, February 26th. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the most up-to-date information regarding meeting times/locations and events!

Article: Linzi Smith (FBA Historian/Social Media Coordinator) & Madison Kaylynne
Editor: Madison Kaylynne (FBA President)