A wool evening dress designed by Li-Fen Anny Chang, assistant professor of fashion design, was the winner in the adult division of the Texas Make It With Wool competition and represented Texas in the National Make It With Wool contest, where Chang received honorable mention. The state competition was sponsored by the Texas Women’s Auxiliary of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ Association and Kerrville Wool and Mohair Inc.
Inspired by geometric shapes, Chang says she used draping to sculpt a body-conforming silhouette with wool rectangles and then used hand stitching to connect the rectangles with knots and tassels.
She is a previous winner of the National Make It With Wool competition and has won fashion design awards from:
- International Textile and Apparel Association
- YWCA RAGS Guild
- American Heart Association
- Museum of Fine Arts in Houston
- Texas Food and Fibers Commission
Her designs have been exhibited at the Queen Sirikit Peacock Standards of Thai Silk Exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, and across the U.S.