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educator , Fashion designer

Lorraine de Wet Howes, American fashion designer, educator. Named Faculty Member of Year, Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Association, 1984-1985; recipient John R. Frazier Excellence in Teaching award Rhode Island School of Design, 1993, Honorary Alumna award Rhode Island School of Design, 1995, Helen Rowe Metcalf award 2003; named champion Rhode Island Public Links, 1983, 84.

Background

Howes, Lorraine de Wet was born on December 24, 1933 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Arrived in the United States, 1957. Daughter of Jacobus Egnatius and Johanna Elizabeth (Lowenburg) de W.

Education

Student, School Fashion Design, Boston, 1957-1958.

Career

Apprentice, Jonathan Logan & Adam Leslie, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1953-1955; apprentice, wookroom assistant, model, Norman Hartnell, designer to the Queen, London, 1955-1957; model, Peter Lumley Agency, London, 1955-1957; designer, department manager, Design Research Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1957-1959; model, Hart Agency, Boston, 1957-1976; designer, manager, Estabrook & Newell, Boston, 1959-1962; designer, owner, Lorraine de Wet, Boston, 1962-1979; from assistant professor apparel design to associate professor, Rhode Island School Design, Providence, 1976-1982; professor, Rhode Island School Design, Providence, since 1988; acting head department apparel design, Rhode Island School Design, Providence, 1976-1979; head department apparel design, Rhode Island School Design, Providence, since 1979. Adjunct faculty apparel design Rhode Island School Design, Providence, 1972-1976. Designer, consultant apparel industry and theatre, since 1979.

Director Hamilton Cornell Massachusetts, since 1986. Design and technical education consultant apparel and textiles Hangzhou Economics Commission, China, 1986-1988. Individual grants panel National Endowment for Arts, 1994.

Membership

Member of Costume Society of America, Fashion Institute of Technology Design Laboratory, Fashion Group.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: golf.

Connections

father:
Jacobus Egnatius Howes

mother:
Johanna Elizabeth (Lowenburg) Howes