Instructor Spotlight: Gerard Dellova


Professor Gerard Dellova is a Design/Creative Director with proven retail success in Womens, Mens & Kids design/product development and execution for better department stores, specialty stores and company stores. Gerard is experienced in the entire design process from concept inception, fabric selection, spec creation, fit review, to final approval. He has been profiled in WWD, NY Times, People, and Washington Post. Contributed content to “Designing your Fashion Portfolio”; Fairchild 2013.

Professor Dellova teaches:
HAP 101 Your Career as a Fashion Designer

Teaching Philosophy:
I think early understanding of the real options in the fashion industry creates real enduring, happy careers! As I tell the students, the only stupid question is the one you do not ask! Asking questions opens doors and open doors are open minds! I like my students to leave me with a “Critical eye”, saying” is that good? New? Right? Or bad? Old?” I try to teach them creative problem solving, which as designers we do every day!

Industry experience:
GWheels, New York- Chief Creative Director
BARRY BRICKEN [CFDA member] New york-Director of Design and Merchandising
GO SILK, New York – Design and Creative Director
CORBIN, LTD., New York – Director of Design and Merchandising

Consulting for:
Trend House, Defyance, Li and Fung, Exclusively, Misook, Urban Samaritan

Professional Affiliations:
Fashion Group International – Publication Committee, 2001–2006. Writes and review fashion events.
Fashion News Network/Trends – Co VP, Co-chair: Trend Day, Executive committee

Work by Professor Dellova