Lost in Beauty
Is Version Of
The first national meeting of textile and clothing professors took place in Madison, Wisconsin in June 1959. With a mission to advance excellence in education, scholarship and innovation, and their global applications, the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) is a professional and educational association of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education.
This site provides free, public access to the ITAA annual conference proceedings beginning in 2015. Previous proceedings can be found by following the "Additional ITAA Proceedings" link on the left sidebar of this page.
An artist and a fashion designer are comparable; both create artistic works using talent to attain a vision. Artists and fashion designers utilize similar processes to achieve a final product such as; finding inspiration, producing sketches, and collecting materials and supplies. As a fashion student and as an artist, the two disciplines were combined to create Lost in Beauty.