Denim Day demands change Reply

By Rosa Del Carmen Gomez1851 Staff

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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.

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A strong performance to spark discussion Reply

By Megan Palumbo & Morgan VanwicklerCo-Editor-in-Chief and Art Director

Lasell College Performing Arts and Lasell College Drama Club (LCDC) presented their Spring drama “Strength of Women” March 26-30 in the Yamawaki Auditorium. This year’s production consisted of two, one-act plays that focused on violence against women. The audience was greeted by students of Professor Karin Raye’s sexual violence class, who recommended on- and off-campus resources if people were triggered by the topics discussed in the shows.

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MFA is breaking the boundary on binary Reply

By Megan Palumbo, Danielle Hogan, Holly Feola & Rosa Del Carmen Gomez – Co-Editor-in-Chief, Arts Editor & 1851 Staff

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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.”

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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…