New York Fashion Academy Faculty

Seattle, Washington

Faculty Information

NYFA instructors are all experienced, talented professionals currently working in the fashion industry. Their teaching methods emphasize helping students fully understand and master subject matter. Notably small classes insure highly personalized, individual instruction. Some of our current faculty include the following:

Terry Horlamus, Director, is an Honors Diplomat of the Traphagen School of Fashion, NYC. Formerly of VOGUE, she is a founding member of the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers - Puget Sound Chapter. She designs her own line and consults for national companies. She has designed for royalty, the Bill Evans Dance Company, and others. Terry teaches at NYFA, the University of Washington Experimental College and PACC National. She is also a contributing columnist for THREADS magazine.

Robert E. Whaley, Ph.D., Provost, is a graduate of the University of Washington. He is president of the Evan Whaley Company, manufacturer of women's eveningwear.

Marla Kazell, Assistant Professor, has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Carthage College. She studied couture sewing with Roberta Carr and other techniques with nationally recognized instructors. Marla owns a custom dressmaking and tailoring business of 23 years. A member of the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers, her work is featured in videos and books by Roberta Carr and Patty Palmer, both of whom are clients. In addition to teaching at NYFA, she teaches at the Palmer-Pletsch couture workshops. She is the continuing columnist for the SEW NEWS Sewing Question and Answer column and a contributor of feature articles.

Carol McClellan, Assistant Professor, learned her craft through apprenticeship to Mickey Joelson and private tutoring with Terry Horlamus and others. She attended Seattle Central Community College. She has over 30 years of experience including designing the following: 17 years of personal and stage costumes for Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart, and stage costumes for Sound Garden and Alice in Chains; on-screen wardrobe for Priscilla Presley and Linda Gary for Dallas; and costumes for a Nintendo game. Her designs are sold by more than 35 high-end retailers including Neiman-Marcus and Nordstrom's. Carol's studio is in Belltown.

Victoria Glenn, Associate Professor, is an honors graduate of the Katinka School of Dress Design in London. She is the owner and sole proprietor of Victoria's Bridal, Inc., Washington state's oldest and largest custom bridal business. Her bridal gowns have been worn by the daughters of governors and senators, moguls and tycoons. Her evening gowns have been worn to the Oscars and the Grammys.

Agnes C. Gawne, Associate Professor, has an Associate of Arts degree in Music from Pima College with significant additional coursework from the University of Arizona. She has been a costumer since 1970 and has an extensive costume and fashion library. She is a former board member of the (San Francisco) Greater Bay Area Costumers' Guild, as well as a guest artist at the San Francisco School of the Arts. Recently she was coordinator for the Costume Convention in Seattle. She is past newletter editor for Somewhere In Time Unlimited.

Malia Peoples, Associate Professor, is a graduate of the New York Fashion Academy of Seattle, Washington and has a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Washington. She began her fashion career by launching Lady Konnyaku, a line of clothing inspired by Japanese street fashion and vintage fabrics. Her work has been featured in Seattle Magazine, The Seattle Times, Northwest Asian Weekly, and The Stranger; at the Seattle Art Museum, the Nordic Heritage Museum, and the Wing Luke Museum; and on KOMO 4, KCTS 9, and the Seattle Channel.

For a complete list of faculty, please call (206) 352-2636 or email us at newyorkfashionacademy@hotmail.com.