William Allen

William Allen (no photo)

Continuing Instructor, Fashion Design

School of Design and Art

Academic Credentials
2004 – Awarded DAWIA Level III Certification in Government Contracting and Acquisition
1999: MS Degree in Textile Engineering & Product Development, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
1984: BS Degree in Apparel Production Management, Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, NY
1982: BS Degree in Applied Science, Majored in Fashion Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, NY
1980: AS Degree in Applied Technology, Fashion Design/Tailoring, Clarissa School of Design, Pittsburgh, PA

Bill Allen is an award-winning fashion designer who attended some of the top design schools in the United States. He has worked as a Fashion Designer and Director of Business Development over the past nearly 30 years in the public, private (both in the U.S. and Paris France) and nonprofit sectors of the fashion industry. He is considered an expert in CAD/CAM technology where he was Team Leader of the Pattern Making Department, at the Defense Logistics Agency’s Philadelphia Troop Support Philadelphia in charge of manual and technical patternmaking technology in conjunction with all five military services: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guards, and Air Force.  He has chaired the federal government’s Patternmaking Standardization Committee where he led the effort in developing various standardization processes and procedures that are still being used today.  He also led the effort to increase productivity in processing 25,000 requisition/year regarding Special Measurement MTM patterns for all five military services.  And was instrumental in converting technical specifications into Commercial Item Descriptions (CIDS)

Finally, he has written technical manuals for CAD/CAM Technology, for Distributions Processes, Blue Penciling, Defects in Manufacturing, 40 Point Quality Checking Systems, Creating Made-to-Measure and Marker Making tricks of the trade concepts.

Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Apparel Design I
  • Fashion Illustration II
  • CAD/CAM Fashion Design Fundamentals 

Research Interests



Email: wallen@marymount.edu