From wanting to be a criminal psychologist to now majoring in fashion design & production, sophomore Tyson Buggs, interest in fashion occurred due to his friend, Darius. He was the one to thank for getting him into fashion likewise his occupation in UGG, falling in love with their handbags and designer brands. In this path, what Buggs loves most is having the ability to be limitless in this competitive field.
Lasell University’s professor, Kathleen Potter recently got promoted to become the new Dean of Lasell School of Fashion, in this series she discusses what it was like transitioning careers during Covid-19, what changes she plans on making to the school of fashion, and what advice she would give to the graduating class of 2020.
Senior fashion design student, Sam Bettencourt, works in one of the sewing studios in the Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts. Photo by Abi Brown.
Senior fashion design major Sam Bettencourt takes creativity to the next level. After studying abroad in London at the London College of Fashion, they realized corsets were their calling. They describe their style as “deconstructed elegance. It’s appalling but…alluring.”
Among Lasell’s notable characters is student designer, model, and poet Cora Lynn. She gets into going against the grain and her personal growth within the art of fashion. To talk about what makes a community great, you need to understand who makes it up and influences it from within. It takes a few underlying creative geniuses to inspire the rest of us, and that is what this new editorial section will aim towards uncovering. Who makes Lasell’s energy unique? Which students remain lowkey but stand out; and what makes them stand out?
Among Lasell’s notable characters is a student designer, model, and poet, Cora Lynn. She gets into going against the grain and her personal growth within the art of fashion. Photo by Abi Brown.
To talk about what makes a community great, you need to understand who makes it up and influences it from within. It takes a few underlying creative geniuses to inspire the rest of us, and that is what this new editorial section will aim toward uncovering. Who makes Lasell’s energy unique? Which students remain lowkey but stand out; and what makes them stand out?
By Ruth Kehinde & Madison Raffone– Digital Editor & Copy Editor
Students look through racks of clothes at the Vintage Clothing Sale held in Arnow on Nov. 5, sponsored by the Fashion Styling and Photography Club. Photo Courtesy of Madison Paloski
On Nov. 5, the Fashion Styling and Photography Club held a Vintage Clothing Sale in the Arnow Campus Center, where second-hand clothing worn in the clubs’ October photoshoot was up for grabs. This occasion was overseen by Fashion Styling President senior Madison Paloski, senior Vice President Sara Nahoun and senior Treasurer Brianna Serio.
Paloski, a fashion communication major, created the Fashion Styling Club on campus in the spring of 2019. It now has over 150 members.
“We are a club on campus that puts on monthly photoshoots and send [the photos] off to publications and magazines. It just gives an excuse for students to use their work for portfolio pieces. So far we’ve been published in Cape Cod Magazine, Online Italian Vogue and Vulkan Magazine,” said Paloski.
Since all of the Fashion Styling Club’s clothes are from Savers, “After editorial, we wanted to be able to repurpose the clothes and not throw them away because fashion is such a waste. So, we wanted to resell them and make money for our club to keep putting on the editorials that get published in magazines and allow job opportunities for students at Lasell,” said Paloski.
Before the members of the club had finished setting up for the event, there was already a line of people eager to get their hands on the clothes that the club had on sale. Some things students were able to buy were clothes and some donated vintage jewelry with pieces Professor Catharine Weiss generously put in the clothing sale.
Some of the clothing that was displayed for sale included jackets, shoes, shirts, and pants with brands such as Ralph Lauren and J. Crew. The club researched the clothing and its brands, styles and saleability to determine accurate pricing for the pieces.
The Fashion Styling Club only has clothing sales after its monthly photoshoots. Providing various types of clothing, Lasell students are able to make each piece fit into their own style.
Photo courtesy of Cora Ryner. Senior Mattias Voltmer models at Arlington Street Church for Lasell graduate Ammy Thach’s label REV.
Photo courtesy of Cora Ryner. Sophomore Kim Potter wears a white checkered bodysuit with oversized sleves for MIKAYLA by Mikayla Frick.
Photo courtesy of Cora Ryner. Designers from Boston Fashion Week’s closing show,”Prophecy,” pose at the end of the run- way to close out this year’s event.
Seven students volunteered back- stage at Boston Fashion Week’s “Prophecy” show on Sept. 28 at Arlington Street Church where they became the show’s finale. Students were given the opportunity to walk in the show due to a shortage of models.