Hello class, my name is Giancarlos Deleon and I am in my last semester here at URI; in May I will receive my degree in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design. I have taken a wide range of courses in the TMD department to get the most well rounded education in the industry as a whole. I also really enjoy the historical aspect of Fashion. History was my favorite subjects in high school and even in college, my favorite non-TMD courses are Art History. The career path I would like to pursue would be in merchandising, and/or marketing and brand management. I envision myself working with designers, and/or brands to help efficiently market, promote and present their merchandise.
I have learned about the industry from all the conventional perspectives, and the theoretical nature of this course is nonconventional. Thus, I am interested in learning about the cultural interworking of fashion. What cultural elements have guided fashion, guide fashion and will guide fashion? These are some of the main questions I hope be able to answer and discuss at the completion of this course.