Most little girls dream of what their wedding dress will look like someday. Jessica Shields a senior Fiber & Fashion Design major couldn’t shake the idea of what her wedding dress would look like after getting engaged. So, she took matters into her own hands.
“I had been to a wedding for a family member and fallen in love with the bride’s dress, but after looking at a few online shops I knew I could never afford the dress of [...]
Yana Dee Weglarz (’04), owner of Yana Dee, an ethical apparel made in Michigan clothing store, reflects on her experience at Finlandia and discusses the best parts of being a business owner.
Weglarz, an alumni of Finlandia’s International School of Art and Design, started her own clothing line after graduating. Her business places a strong focus on ethics not only in the materials used to create the clothing, but also in the business decisions and their effect on the [...]
The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a tour of FinnU. Afterwards, students will be treated to lunch with faculty and staff from ISAD and be taken on a tour of the Art & Design facilities in the first two floors of the waterfront Jutila Center. Following the tour, ISAD coordinator [...]
“We are dedicated to making the arts strong in the Upper Peninsula,” ISAD coordinator Gini Brewer said. “We are hosting this event to bring in prospective students and show them what we have to offer.”
The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a tour of FinnU. Afterwards, students will be treated to lunch with faculty [...]
The page features more visuals and less text, and is geared more toward incoming and prospective students who are looking at FinnU’s Fiber and Fashion Design program. Current and past student art work, faculty and student interviews and highlights about the program such as the student and alumni fashion show are all featured.
“The new fiber and fashion design page gives everyone a deeper [...]
MEET GINA GELICHE
Hometown: Union Grove, WI
Major: Fiber & Fashion Design
Groups: Servant Leadership House and Helsinki Slang
When Gina Geliche started as a student at Finlandia University three years ago, she wasn’t planning on majoring in Fiber and Fashion Design.
Geliche, now a senior, grew up with a family of weavers, shoemakers and textile makers. Despite the history of weaving in her family, Geliche began looking for English, Art and Finnish studies programs when she started her college hunt.
Kotilla, a comic creator and artist will share her personal experiences with crowdfunding and self-publishing. She will focus heavily how to launch a Kickstarter campaign, find a printer and prepare work for print.
The event is free and open to the public. Coffee will [...]
Paloheimo Fellows Class of 2018 from left: Gina Geliche, Dana Pakulski, Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen and Monica Freeman.
The Finnish & Nordic Studies Program at Finlandia University is pleased to announce the 2018 class of Paloheimo Fellows. The Paloheimo Fellows Program is a unique, competitive study-abroad program offered to students of any major at Finlandia University in which selected students follow a spring term course in anthropological field research methods combined with individualized research on aspects of Finnish [...]
Phyllis Fredendall, who is in charge of the fiber and fashion design program at Finlandia, stopped by this week to represent the International School of Art and Design on Finlandia Fridays. The degree, as stated by Fredendall, “encompasses surface design, which is dying and printing on textiles, weaving and off-loom structures, so the foundation of cloth, and garment design.” One of the perks of the program is the annual fashion show that is held along with the student [...]