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Cincinnati Magazine: UC’s DAAP celebrates new Fashion Technology Center

The new space provides access to the latest technological advancements in the fashion industry

Cincinnati Magazine covered news of the recently opened Fashion Technology Center at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). The center is a space for students to access the latest technological advancements in the fashion industry and the opportunity explore various design-making avenues.

Housed on the college’s sixth floor and overseen by assistant professor Ashley Kubley, the Fashion Technology Center is comprised of three labs equipped with innovative technology dedicated to computer-aided design, textile innovation and apparel production. The Textile Innovation Lab, for instance, lets students create materials using high-tech machines like 3D printers, an automated embroidery machine, a digital fabric printer and, eventually, an automated knitting machine.

Any UC student can utilize the new Fashion Technology Center as long as they complete the required training courses. The idea of opening up the labs to students outside of DAAP aligns with the School of Design’s Director Gjoko Muratovski’s vision to increase collaboration between academic programs. “True innovation lies in the intersections of the disciplines,” he told the magazine.

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