FASHION Department InstructorsEmail:
Group photo of staff during the Fashion Merchandising and Design open house in December
Rita Campo Griggs
Department Co-Chair, Associate Professor & Advisory, Fashion DepartmentEmail: Rcampogriggs@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 2347
Director, and Instructor, Rita Campo Griggs, has more than twenty years of experience in the fashion industry. Rita is a graduate of San Diego State University. She has worked as a Visual Merchandise Director, a Corporate Fashion Stylist, and a Marketing Director. She has orchestrated hundreds of fashion shows for brand name designers such as Bill Blass, Liz Claiborne, and Calvin Klein. She combines her industry and academic expertise to give her students a memorable and practical learning experience.
Adjunct Fashion InstructorEmail: Ngalli@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 5308
Adjunct Fashion InstructorEmail: Mroberts@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 5092
My love of fashion and design started before high school. In college I knew I wanted to study and work in the fashion industry and decided to combine my love of fashion with my love of teaching. Once I began teaching, I continued to study design and construction by taking classes from some of the best sewests and publishers in the industry. This pursuit of knowledge has never dwindled and I will continue to research and study design throughout my career. I have been teaching design and construction at Palomar College for over 10 years.
Adjunct Fashion InstructorEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 5842
Adjunct Fashion Instructor - Teaching the FASH 145 Fashion Illustration and Presentation class for the spring 2018 semesterEmail: Jhebert@palomar.edu
James is a graduate from FIT NYC and has worked in the fashion industry for both the fashion apparel & outdoor gear industries. He has designed everything from technical hiking backpacks, to surf trunks, to prom dresses. While working as an apprentice to Connie Crawford, he also helped with updating illustrations within her textbooks used in the top fashion design classrooms around the nation. He has been an instructor in our Palomar fashion program for over 10 years, teaching students in our sewing, pattern-making, draping, illustration and digital design classes.
Adjunct Fashion InstructorEmail: Rlibolt@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 5553
Adjunct Fashion InstructorEmail: Ybahar@palomar.edu
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 5050
Yoon Bahar, has worked in the fashion industry for over 10 years and has held numerous positions at international companies. She worked as a wedding dress designer, merchandise planner, fashion marketing researcher, interpreter in the fashion industry, and fashion design consultant. Her research and creative activity interests include fabric manipulation, textile dyes, apparel design, and digital design for apparel and textiles. As an instructor, she is committed to engaging and motivating students from various perspectives and encouraging them to become independent and creative learner with continuously improving the quality of their education.
Adjunct Fashion InstructorEmail: email@example.com
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext.5557
Founder and Director of Fashion Week San Diego
Allison Andrews is founder and director of Fashion Week San Diego® (FSWD), president of APA Business Consulting and executive director of FAB Authority. As well as a professor at Palomar College in the fashion department. A passionate entrepreneur, Andrews founded FSWD in 2007, growing the year-long event to become one of the biggest and most prominent Southern California events, and the only bi-national Fashion Week in the world. Prior to launching FWSD, Andrews founded APA Business Consulting, a consulting firm that supports startups and entrepreneurs with business, brand development, marketing and sales strategies. She started the company in 2005, at the age of 20. In 2015, she also launched the FAB Authority, a non-for-profit organization, providing resources and events for emerging artists, designers and beauty industry professionals. Andrews’ passion for helping and empowering others is apparent in all that she touches. In addition to her full-time commitments with FWSD, APA Business Consulting and the FAB Authority, Andrews is an active community member, sitting on the board of several not-for-profit organizations and donating her time to support others. She serves as a Board member and longtime volunteer for Rancho Coastal Humane Society (13 years), and is a volunteer and donor for Love on a Leash pet therapy and sits on the advisory panel of Vanguard Culture as well as the advisory panel for the Palomar Fashion College. A recognized and respected industry thought leader, Andrews speaks frequently at various San Diego events, led by professional organizations, as well as local colleges, graduations, networking events, seminars and other fashion events. In 2013, she was selected as a finalist for San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Awards. This is among the over 50+ recognitions and awards she has for her work. Andrews holds an Associate of Arts degree in Merchandise Marketing from Fashion
Institute of Design and Merchandising and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from National University. When she isn’t busy growing FWSD and propelling fashion careers, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and nine rescue animals in the coastal town of Encinitas, Calif.
Adjunct Fashion Instructor - Social Media Marketing for the Fashion Program/ Not teaching in the Spring 2018 SemesterEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Extension: 760-744-1150 ext. 5542
Leilani Angel, has over 20 years of experience in the fashion, beauty and modeling industries. Her degrees in Fashion Business and Merchandising combined with her successful career as a model led to the formation of Style Sorbet, a boutique agency specializing in model development workshops, event production, promotional strategies, fashion merchandising, and image consulting workshops. Leilani has worked in New York, London, Paris, Honolulu, San Diego and Los Angeles both on the runway and behind the scenes with international fashion designers including Dame Zandra Rhodes. Leilani has taken her diverse industry experience and created a variety of development workshops designed to cultivate confidence for aspiring artists in the community. She consistently offers a sophisticated and fashion-forward style to each project with exceptional attention to detail. Her creative and efficient planning stems from her training with the Fashion Textile Museum in the UK. She has been an active participant in various fashion week events around the world. Leilani has always considered herself to be ethical fashionista as she has a deep love of the fashion industry and a deep love of animals, and our planet. After several years of working with socially responsible brands and designers, she made the decision to expand Style Sorbet into the ethical fashion and ethical beauty arena by way of a curated online boutique and a mindful blog. Style Sorbet continues to collaborate with artists within the community on special projects that support the ethical fashion and ethical beauty industries. By collectively working together she believes that we can make our world a better place for future generations to enjoy.
Anna Marie Phillips
Adjunct Fashion InstructorEmail: Aphillips@palomar.edu
Adjunct Fashion InstructorEmail: email@example.com
Elena Chirkova, has over 20 years of experience in the fashion, modeling and TV industries. Her Master’s degree in Education and Bachelor’s degree in Fashion combined with her successful career as a model led to the foundation of "Dance in Style" in 1998, a design company specializing in Ballroom Dancewear (American Smooth, International Standard, Latin, Rhythm, and Social Dancewear) for any ages. In 2007 “Dance in Style" successfully relocated from Russia to United States and expanded to skate wear and rhythmic gymnastics competition costumes.
Elena’s love for Fashion started at the earlier age when she began sewing at age 8 and designing her own clothes at age 11. At age 14 she became a professional model for years while she has worked as Runway, Print, TV and Commercial Model. Throughout her successful modeling career Elena has learned from professional- well known European designers (including Jean- Claude Bonucci) how to work with clients and how to make the dress fit with client’s personality. Elena’s diverse industry experience and artistic talent led to development of sophisticated and fashion-forward style that she offering to her client today. As a professional educator and genuinely caring and passionate person Elena always enjoying opportunity to teach young creative people and aspiring artists by sharing her experience and knowledge in the industry.