Tamara Albu & Luciana Scrutchen - Tradition and innovation in Design pedagogy: a synergy between craft and technology, Presented at Fashion Colloquia Milan 14th Feb 2012
Tamara Albu, Associate Professor, Fashion Design Tamara studied Fashion Design at the School of
Decorative Arts under The Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest, Romania. She earned her M.F.A. in
Fashion Design and Illustration. After several years working in the fashion Industry, she decided
to move to New York. While active as an artist, exhibiting and publishing her art work, she
contributes to fashion companies such as Hue, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein Hosiery.
Tamara is a fashion illustrator and Associate Professor at Parsons the New School for Design,
who is interested in comparative traditional and experimental design methods and processes.
She is currently teaching Fashion Illustration and Fashion Portfolio, having held the position of
Director of the A.A.S. Fashion Design Program for many years.
Luciana Scrutchen, Director, Associate Degree Fashion Design, Parsons The New School for
Design; Coordinator, Fashion Digital PracticesFrom global fashion markets to village stalls in
remote areas of the world, Luciana has crisscrossed the world in quest of unique fabrics and
textiles, weaving and design, as well as design and technology. Over the past twelve years
she worked for several fashion companies in various areas of textile design; and innovative
fashion digital textile projects. A passionate collector of textiles, she creates her own work by
encompassing various surface design techniques and exploring new methods of screen printing,
felting, immersion dyeing, hand painting, and digital fabric technology. Luciana earned a BFA in
Weaving and Textile Design from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a MFA in Design and
Technology from Parsons the New School for Design.