dha College of Design

Kathryn Reiley, Ph.D.

Specialties & Expertise

  • Vintage clothing market,

  • Dress history and aesthetics,

  • Textiles, and consumer behavior

Course Number and Titles (resident and outreach teaching) 

  • ADES 2213: Textile Analysis, University of Minnesota

  • ADES 2214: Softlines Analysis, University of Minnesota

  • ADES 3217: Fashion-Trends and Communication, University of Minnesota

  • ADES 4121: History of Costume, University of Minnesota

  • RM 4212W: Dress, Society and Culture (Online), University of Minnesota

  • FRM 1400: History of Fashion I, Art Institutes International MN

  • FRM 1433: Textiles & Fabrics, Art Institutes International MN

  • FRM 2415: Apparel Evaluation and Construction, Art Institutes International MN

  • FRM 2490: Visual Merchandising, Art Institutes International MN

  • FRM 4425: Trends and Concepts in Apparel, Art Institutes International MN

  • FRM 4461: Product Development, Art Institutes International MN

  • FD 2490: Research and Sourcing Fundamentals, Art Institutes International MN

 

 

Selected Scholarship

  • DeLong, M., Heinemann, B., and Reiley, K. (2014). Redefining, Redesigning Fashion: Designs for Sustainability. Fashion Practice, 6(1).

  •  Reiley, K. and DeLong, M. (2011). A consumer vision for sustainable fashion practice. Fashion Practice, 3(1), pp. 63-84.

  • DeLong, M., Heinemann, B., and Reiley, K. (2005). Hooked on Vintage! Fashion Theory, 9(1),pp. 23-42.

  •  Bye, E.K., and Reiley, K.  (2003). Comparison of information about the quality of apparel inthree retail formats. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 96, pp.839-846. 

 

 

Juried Exhibitions 

  • January 2013 - May 2013: Co-curator of Redefining, Redesigning Fashion: Designs for Sustainability. Goldstein Museum of Design, St. Paul, MN

    • Juried exhibition that explored how designers can create clothing and accessories with sensitivity to environmental, economic and social concerns. Exhibition featured innovative solutions by 30 designers from the USA, Europe, Australia and Asia.

 

Refereed Presentations

  • Reiley, K., and McElvain, J. (2015). Little House on the Prairie Inspired Fashion of the 1970s and 1980s. Costume Society of America Midwest Regional Conference.

  • Reiley, K., and Janigo, K. (2015). Are You a Betty or a Joan? The Communication of Female Gender Identity at Mad Men Theme Parties. Popular Culture Association Midwest Regional Conference. 

  • Reiley, K., and Janigo, K. (2014). Poppin’ Tags: How Consumers Communicate Uniqueness with Vintage Clothing. ITAA National Conference. 

  • Reiley, K., and Janigo, K. (2014). Mad Men Party Guests Go Mad For Vintage! Costume Society of America Regional Conference. 

  • DeLong, M., Heinemann, B., Reiley, K., and Casto, M. (2014). Communicating Modernity: The Changing Meaning of Black in Fashion. Fashion and Communication Symposium, University of Minnesota.  Session Presider, 2014 Fashion and Communication Symposium

  • DeLong, M., Heinemann, B., and Reiley, K. (2014). Viewed Up Close and Personal--or From a Distance? Popular Culture and American Culture Associations National Conference. 

  • DeLong, M., Heinemann, B., and Reiley, K. (2013). Lessons Learned from Youth about Sustainable Practices. U of M Extension Fall Program Conference.

  • Reiley, K., Heinemann, B., and DeLong, M. (2013). Redefining, Redesigning Fashion. Armchair Exhibition Tour. Costume Society of America National Symposium.

  • Reiley, K., Heinemann, B., and DeLong, M. (2012). Redefining, Redesigning Fashion. Costume Society of America Regional Conference. 

  • Sowers, C., Reiley, K., Koo, H., Sohn, M., Goncu-Berk, G., and LaBat, K. (2012). Exploration of prominent personality types of undergraduate apparel studies students using Myers-BriggsPersonality Type Indicator. ITAA National Conference.   

  • Reiley, K., Heinemann, B., and DeLong, M. (2010). Fashion of second hand apparel:Sustainability through pathways of consumption. Popular Culture and American Culture Associations National Conference. 

  • Reiley, K. and DeLong, M. (2009). Creating a unique look: Exploring vintage and new clothing wearers. Popular Culture and American Culture Associations National Conference.  

  • Reiley, K. and DeLong, M. (2008). Desiring a unique appearance: Exploring vintage and newclothing wearers. Phi Upsilon Omicron National Conclave. 

  • Reiley, K., Heinemann, B., and DeLong, M. (2006). Hooked on vintage dress: Collectors,collecting and collections. Costume Society of America National Symposium.

  • Reiley, K. and DeLong, M. (2004). Is wearing vintage clothing an innovation? Costume Societyof America National Symposium.

  • Reiley, K., Heinemann, B., and DeLong, M. (2002).  Wearing vintage as finishing touch.Costume Society of America Regional Conference.

 

Professional, Institutional, and Community Leadership and Service

  •   Co-chair: Fashion and the Body Symposium, University of Minnesota, April 29-30, 2016.

  •   Abstract reviewer and silent book auction co-leader: Joanne B. Eicher Symposium II: Fashion, Sex & Power, University of Minnesota, September 11-12, 2015

  •  Co-chair: Costume Society of America Midwest Regional Conference, University of Minnesota, September 26-27, 2014

  •  Program Co-chair: Fashion Redefined: Eco-fashion workshops & Redefining, Redesigning Fashion exhibit tour, April 2013

  •  Program Leader: 4H Career Day: Sustainability program & Redefining, Redesigning Fashion exhibit tour, March 2013

  •  Program Leader: Girl Scouts: Product Designer Badge Day, February 2013

  •  Program Leader: Urban 4-H: Sustainability program & Redefining, Redesigning Fashion exhibit tour, January 2013

  •  Program Leader: Girl Scouts: Product Designer Badge Day, Program co-leader

  •  Program Speaker: Vintage Clothing. MN State Fair 4-H Fashion Revue      

             

 

Memberships  

  •  Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society, Alpha Chapter member, initiated 2006.

  •  Costume Society of America member, 2002-present. 

  • Friends of the Goldstein Museum of Design member, 2006-present. 

  • Popular Culture Association member, 2008-present.                                                      

 

Volunteer Activities

  • Adjunct Faculty Leadership Committee member, College of Design, University of Minnesota, September 2015-present

  • Faculty Development Committee member, Art Insitutes International of Minnesota, August 2015- present

  • Altar Guild Committee member, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul 2003-present

  • Children, Youth and Family Committee member, Pilgrim Church, St. Paul  2002-present

  • Sunday School Teacher, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul 2000-present

  • Vacation Bible School Teacher, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul 2006-present          

 

 

Honors and Awards

  • Nomination: College of Design Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award 2014. University of Minnesota.

  • Mary Hoover Award for Teaching Excellence 2005-2006. University of Minnesota. 

 

Lecturer

 

Apparel Design Program

Retail Merchandising Program

Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel

346 McNeal Hall

1985 Buford Ave.

St. Paul, MN 55108-6136

kreiley@umn.edu


 


 

 

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