From trash to treasures: Lasers go thrift shopping Reply

By Ruth Kehinde & Madison RaffoneDigital Editor & Copy Editor

 

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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.

 

Runway rescue: Lasers save “Prophecy” show Reply

By Katie Peters– Arts Editor

 

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.

 

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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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