2018 Winter Olympic games unite the world as one Reply

By Shannon Hart  1851 Staff

The 2018 Winter Olympics held in PyeongChang, South Korea marked the twenty-third running of the global event. The Olympic Games offer an opportunity for individuals to represent their sport and nationality. With 15 sports represented by 75 countries, the Olympic Games are a special experience for all those involved. More…

Letter to the editor 1

Jill Carey – Professor of Fashion

In response to Paris Adams’s editorial piece in The 1851 Chronicle, I suggest the following:

Consider, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.” In other words, think of the fashion department as a whole entity with various interconnecting threads rather than individual tracks that do not benefit one another. The industry thrives from the interrelationship between design, communications, as well as retail merchandising and in fact could and would not exist without this interdependency.  Therefore, curricular and professional opportunities within and beyond the fashion department have the potential to benefit all students as well as the wider community.     More…

Fashion communication students deserve more attention Reply

By Paris Adams – 1851 Staff

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Illustration by Paris Adams

Communication and promotion are essential to the fashion industry, which is heavily influenced by how brands and products are perceived by the consumer. When Lasell began offering a concentration on the subject in 2010, it grew quickly as students flocked to the program. However, students who choose to major in fashion communication and promotion are often neglected by the department and they deserve far more attention. More specifically, there should be a greater focus on industry connections, coursework, and events within the fashion communication field.

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