Vlada Blinova

FSO/Lecturer/Collections Mgr

Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences

Human Ecology

About Me

Major Responsibilities: 

Teaching undergraduate courses in apparel design and administrative management of the Anne Lambert Clothing and Textiles Collection 

Selected Curated Exhibitions: 

  • Blinova, V., Moran, L., “Lois Hole: the Queen of Hugs”. An exhibition commemorating the life and legacy of the beloved Alberta politician, gardener, and writer, 2015
  • Blinova, V., MacDonald, L., & Oak, A. “Waste Not, Want Not: Creating Through Recycling”. Exhibition of quilts from the Rosenberg Quilt Collection and McDonalds’ designs, part of HECOL 490, 2012
  • Blinova, V., van der Veen, K., “The Art of Kimono”. An exhibition of kimono and accessories from the Clothing and Textiles Collection, 2009 
  • Blinova, V., “Q-The Quilted Compilation. Pieced perception”. An Exhibition of Log Cabin quilts from the Rosenberg Quilt Collection, 2008 
  • Blinova, V., Petrov, J.,”Colours on Cloth”. An exhibition of printed African textiles from the Clothing and Textiles Collection, 2008 
  • Blinova, V., “Fashion in Bloom”. An exhibition of dress designs by HECOL students, 2007 
  • Sekandi, M., Blinova, V., “Connecting Communities with Bark Cloth”. An exhibition of the textiles and textile making tools from the Clothing and Textiles Collection, 2006.


Research Interests: 

  • Socio-cultural and political influences in textile design. 
  • Specialized apparel and functional design.
  • Sustainable and “slow” fashion, upcycling. 


  • HECOL 254 Apparel Design and Construction Fundamentals
  • HECOL 354 Apparel Design and Product Development I 
  • HECOL 454 Apparel Design and Product Development II
  • HECOL 333 Cross-Cultural Textiles

Graduate students currently supervised and their research topic/area of interest:

  • Namami Nath (MA, course based, Human Ecology) – Research interest: Fashion forecasting, trends research, and product development.