Letter to the editor Reply

Jill Carey – Professor of Fashion

In response to Paris Adams’s editorial piece in The 1851 Chronicle, I suggest the following:

Consider, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.” In other words, think of the fashion department as a whole entity with various interconnecting threads rather than individual tracks that do not benefit one another. The industry thrives from the interrelationship between design, communications, as well as retail merchandising and in fact could and would not exist without this interdependency.  Therefore, curricular and professional opportunities within and beyond the fashion department have the potential to benefit all students as well as the wider community.     More…

Return from abroad equals culture shock Reply

By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor

Before coming home from abroad, I was told about the inevitable culture shock I’d experience being back in a familiar setting. I didn’t expect life to stand still, but I wasn’t thinking I would come back to so much change. After I said my goodbyes, flew back from South Africa, and endured more than 18 hours of flying and driving, I was home at last.   More…

Fashion communication students deserve more attention Reply

By Paris Adams – 1851 Staff

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Illustration by Paris Adams

Communication and promotion are essential to the fashion industry, which is heavily influenced by how brands and products are perceived by the consumer. When Lasell began offering a concentration on the subject in 2010, it grew quickly as students flocked to the program. However, students who choose to major in fashion communication and promotion are often neglected by the department and they deserve far more attention. More specifically, there should be a greater focus on industry connections, coursework, and events within the fashion communication field.

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