COTERIE: trade show of a lifetime Reply

Pavel Zlatin & Rosa Del Carmen Gomez1851 Staff

On Feb. 26, 65 fashion students had a chance to attend COTERIE, one of the leading fashion trade shows in the country, between Feb. 25 and Feb. 27 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Hudson Yards, the newest development in New York’s Midtown. COTERIE connects fashion designers to retailers and buyers internationally.

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School of Fashion Welcomes Professor Kathleen Potter 1

By Raegan Cleary – 1851 contributor

When Mount Ida College closed its door, it wasn’t just the students that transferred to Lasell; Associate Professor Kathleen Potter came here as well. Potter, the former Fashion Industries Department Chair, had been working at Mount Ida for six years when the college announced it would be closing after its spring 2018 semester. After receiving offers from multiple fashion schools, Potter chose to continue her career here at Lasell.

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Fashion Collection travels through time 2

By Morgan VanWickler & Megan Palumbo – Art Director & Sports Editor

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The Lasell Fashion Collection is located in the Donahue building. The collection showcases a number of historical garments for fashion students to reference when making their garments. Photo by Morgan VanWickler

From a dream made into reality, Lasell’s Fashion Collection was established in 1996 through the volunteer work done by Fashion Professor Jill Carey. For two years, Carey volunteered with Morgan Memorial Goodwill in Boston, where she was documenting a collection that the organization had received. Lasell saw this as an opportunity to bring in physical historical garments for fashion students to reference and use during class.  More…

“Tarnished” hits gold with recent issue Reply

By Seán McGlone & Emily Long – Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff

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“Tarnished” Magazine’s issue for the 2016-17 school year was recently awarded a Gold Medalist Certificate from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The issue included more focus on the written aspect of the magazine, according to advisor Stephen Fischer. Photo courtesy of Stephen Fischer

“Tarnished” Magazine was awarded a Gold Medalist Certificate from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for its 2016-17 issue. More…

The School of Fashion takes on Coterie Reply

By Paris Adams  1851 Staff

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Students and faculty from the School of Fashion attended Coterie in New York City on February 28. Photo by Paris Adams.

Students and faculty from the School of Fashion traveled to New York City on February 28 to attend Coterie, an annual trade show held at the Jacob Javits Center.  More…

Fashion Department holds “Discovery Day” seminar Reply

By Paris Adams – 1851 Staff

Lasell students, faculty and alumni gathered in de Witt Hall on for a seminar entitled “Fashion is Alive and Well, and Living at Lasell College” that centered around the current happenings and opportunities in the world of fashion merchandising, and featured a keynote speaker as well as alumni and student panel discussions. The event was primarily organized by Professor Anne Vallely and Department Chair Lynn Blake, who worked to secure the keynote speaker and panelists.

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Further success for “Fashion and Satire” exhibit Reply

By Leanne Signoriello & Paris Adams Features Editor and 1851 Staff

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Photo courtesy of Jill Carey

Upon passing under the inviting red awning of The Society of Illustrators, gallery goers are drawn in by the prominent fashion on display, and the comical illustrations that accompany them. Through the unique descriptions of each piece, attendees are given an insight into how artists Orson Byron Lowell and Charles Dana Gibson viewed the lifestyle of the American elite in the 20th century. More…