FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2018
Kade & Vos
2923 N. 15th Street
Tacoma, WA 98465
Tacoma, Washington: Kade & Vos is pleased to announce that Dr. Deborah Christel, CEO and Co-Founder of Kade & Vos, delivered a presentation and participated in a panel discussion on “Design Methodologies for Every/Bodies: Education and Practices” at the Parsons School of Design in New York on May 14, 2018.
The panel discussion was part of the Event titled “EVERY/BODIES: Conversations on diversity in fashion, addressing bodies that do not follow ‘standards’, towards more varied design methodologies, practices and education”, sponsored by the Parsons School of Fashion Research, Scholarship and Creative Practices Committee.
Dr. Christel’s presented “Fattening Up Fashion”. In her presentation and during the subsequent panel discussion, Dr. Christel emphasized that fashion designers today should follow five key general principles of design in order to be size inclusive across the wide spectrum of body shapes and sizes in the American Fashion Market. These five principles, Connection, Critical Reflection, Language, Equipment, and Activism, are critical in both the teacher/student relationship in design school and in the development of fashion design for an inclusive product offering.
Dr. Christel stated “I am very proud to be part of this event at Parsons, and to be able to draw upon both my academic and industry experience and demonstrate how I’m applying my research and design principles at Kade & Vos".
Kade & Vos is a start-up Women’s Clothing manufacturer and retailer specializing in underwear and athleisure products. Kade & Vos collaborates with consumers to transform the fit, sizing, and function of clothing for all shapes and sizes of women using the highest quality, US grown cotton, spun, knitted, and sewn in the United States to provide luxury products that adapt to each person’s unique body.
Parsons School of Design, a College in The New School in New York City, enables students to develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a rapidly changing society. Students at Parsons collaborate with peers throughout The New School, industry partners, and communities around the world and in New York City, a global center of art, design, and business. Parsons School of Design at The New School has been ranked the best art and design school in the country. That’s according to QS World University Rankings, a London-based “global provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions,” which named Parsons Number 1 on its list of best art and design schools in the United States.
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Dr. Deborah Christel biography:
Dr. Deborah Christel, Ph.D. is a Co-Founder of Kade & Vos, and the CEO. She is the nation’s leading expert in plus-size fashion, fit and fatshion (Fat Studies). Dr. Christel has more than a decade of experience listening to and understanding the fit and design needs of the plus size consumer. Her research on weight bias and discrimination of large bodies within the fashion industry has been featured by renowned publications such as The New York Times, TODAY, The Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC, People Magazine, and Refinery 29.
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