Fashion Collection travels through time Reply

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…

Fashion professor, students collaborate for successful exhibition in Newport, RI Reply

By Samantha Plumley – 1851 Staff

From behind locked doors, exquisite pieces from the Lasell Fashion Collection are on view for the public, alongside items from outside resources. Those who have experienced the Lasell Fashion Collection know the significance of these priceless pieces.

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Associate Professor of Fashion Jill Carey (Center) with the four interns who helped create her new exhibit “Fashion and Satire: The Drawings of Orson Byron Lowell and Charles Dana Gibson” at the Rosecliff mansion in Newport, RI. (Photo Courtesy of Jill Carey)

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Senior fashion collection show preview Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – 1851 Staff

Tickets are now on sale for Lasell’s Senior Fashion Show known as Runway, and this year’s senior class features 20 talented students, all with original ideas and looks. Three standout designers are Chloe Fimlaid, Rebecca Marie Douglas, and Rebekah Miller.

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A dress sample from senior Rebekah Miller’s senior collection which will premiere on April 30 at the Senior Fashion Showcase. Photo by Rosemary Leger

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