I met Anupama Pasricha, Ph.D., last year at an event showcasing her students’ designs. She’s chair of the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, and Design at St. Catherine University, and also an assistant professor there. She’s also an advocate for sustainable design and a a strong believer in the look good-feel good connection and the importance of cultivating positive body image in young women and men. Let’s hear from Anupama!
Have you always loved clothing and fashion?
Yes and no. The first time I fell in love with clothing and fashion was when I took an undergraduate course in textiles. Learning about fibers and fabrics was the turning point in my life. I am intrigued by fabric design, textures, and color and typically use those things as my inspiration.