By Rosa Del Carmen Gomez – 1851 Staff
Photo by Rosa Del Carmen Gomez
Khalid Lai-Walters pieces together his final garment in preparation for Denim Day on April 24.
On Wednesday, April 24, Lasell will commemorate Denim Day, the nationally regarded campaign promoting sexual assault awareness on college campuses. This year, Lasell worked with sophomore fashion design and production major Khalid Lai-Walters (‘21) on a project inspired by Denim Day.
By Zach Houle – 1851 Staff
Khalid’s sophomore album “Free Spirit” follows up his extremely successful “American Teen” project in 2017. The 20-year-old experimented musically with his EP “Suncity” in 2018 but now that he is back in album mode, the El Paso, Texas native doesn’t disappoint with his matured and rounded sound. The track list encompasses 17 songs including previous trending singles “Better,” “Talk” and “Saturday Nights.”
By Megan Palumbo, Danielle Hogan, Holly Feola & Rosa Del Carmen Gomez – Co-Editor-in-Chief, Arts Editor & 1851 Staff
Photo by Megan Palumbo
The ‘peacock’ complex is something explored in gender-bending fashion; menswear makes a colorful, extravagent statement through powerfully ambiguous suits.
Fashion is a form of self-expression in which people create their unique style. Nowadays, fashion movements have been progressing towards more gender fluid styles. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston opened “Gender Bending Fashion” on March 21 as a progressive gesture to make the museum inclusive for all and showcase different styles from various well known designers. Walking into the exhibit, guests are greeted by a well-known piece by Alessandro Tincone. This Japanese-inspired piece gained its popularity by appearing on the album cover “No My Name is Jeffrey” of famous rapper Young Thug in 2016.
The ensemble from the “Annodami” collection from Spring/Sum- mer 2017 used the materials cotton, synthetic, paper, and wood. Tin- cone was quoted for the exhibit saying, “the androgynous identity of my garments reinforces my belief of no gender binaries between men and women.”
Hannah Akerly – 1851 Staff
Every year, fashion designers around the world showcase their newest designs in what will become trends and influential brand pieces. Young designers watch and take in the awe of their inspiration and how many pieces turned from a simple drawing in a sketchbook to a piece of art on a model strutting down the runway.