Gigi Morris Instructor: Fashion Design
Gigi Morris educational background: Nevada State College Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration, 2009 - 2015 & Philippine Women's University Bachelors of Liberal Arts, Business Administration, 1985 - 1989
She has been a Fashion lead instructor for the NAFD/ UNLV EO Fashion Design program since 2000. Her background in fashion is in teaching, fashion consultant, and fashion designer. She owns and operates Gigi Morris of Las Vegas, an independent freelance, and is fashion and apparel professional. She has worked for leading garment manufacturers such as Unidex Garments Phil Inc., Product development & Quality control Manager at Melcher & Landau Intl now known as Amerex Group a leader in the Outerwear Market, Manager and has traveled internationally at Home Fabrics, and Decorator Consultant/Custom Coordinator for JC Penny, national retailer. Gigi has over 25 years in the fashion apparel and manufacturing industry with specialized skills and expertise in designing, fashion, sourcing, merchandising, retail, management, global sourcing, styling, trend analysis,, public speaking, business management, and curriculum development, and she is a published author.
Maria Bruce Textile/Sewing Sub Instructor:
Maria has over 25 years of experience and professional designing skills in Sewing, Alterations, Patterns and Fashion Designing.
Maria's communication bi-lingual skills includes English and Spanish. Maria is an accomplished fashion designer and has showcased in numerous Fashion shows in some of the most prestigious LV Casino's. Her background of experience is in Apparel Design & Fashion Consultation/Stylist.
UNLV Fashion Design Graduate 2005. Fashion Instructor since 2005. Maria has designed apparel for national and international professionals, among Miss Nevada, & Testio. She is a City of LV Small Business License owner of MBRUCE Designs since 2009, specializing in one of kind, couture', embroidery & print apparel.
Past-Station Casinos Costume Vendor,
Current- State of NV clothing vendor.
Nevada Fashion Model & Talent 2000 NAFD Productions
Victoria founded the Fashion Design program in 1995, which first began at CCSN Continuing Ed., and also developed and provided the Fashion Textile Welfare to Work Program from 1995-1997.. UNLV contracted in conjunction with the Fashion training program in the Fall of 1997 to current. Victoria pioneered and ushered in Fashion Design Education & Training into the State of Nevada at a time when fashion design training was virtually non-existent locally. The program was honored by UNLV E.O. in 2006 during their 40th Anniversary Celebration.
In Winter of 2015 NAFD received its achievement recognition for 20 yrs Arts & Education from the City of LV Mayor C. Goodman and from the
NV State Government Office of Governor Brian Sandoval.
She is the NAFD Fashion curriculum and program developer contracting its program in conjunction with NV educational entities. She has subbed classes in sewing, and fashion Imaging, and has a background of 20 yrs in fashion.
Other Areas: Chaplaincynevada.org 2009. Victoria also founded the 1st Chaplaincy organization geared to training faithbased individuals for serving the community and state, working in partnership with law enforcement agencies, classroom and online training.
She is also a Christian published author.
Instructor: Patternmaking/ Dressmaker
Born in New York City, the “Fashion Capital of the World”, Gretchen grew up in a family of excellent seamstress and she has always had a love for fashion and classic style. Her talents and skills include -Fashion Designer-Runway Designer- Fashion Seamstress-Specialty-plus size and wedding garments-Illustration & Fashion Boards-Sewing, Quilting, Crafts Designs. Her Awards include -UNLV Student Fashion Awards Recipient 2010 & 2011, and “Best in Show”, Porcelain and Cloth Dolls Designer.
She is a UNLV Fashion Design Graduate and holds aUNLV Masters of Public Administration, and carries a BS in Workforce Education.
Gretchen specializes in men and women's apparel.
Samantha Jepson Coming Soon!
Nikki LaBounty Coming Soon