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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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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Former student takes over Boston fashion scene Reply

By Paris Adams & Danielle Hogan – 1851 Staff 

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Original designs of Meghan Hughes are modeled above. Photo courtesy of Meghan Hughes

Meghan Hughes is a Boston based fashion designer, who creates whimsical garb that is wearable for everyday. Hughes was a member of the class of 2013, graduating with a degree in Fashion Design. A native of Jamaica Plain, the 26-year-old has made a name for herself within the Boston design scene.  More…

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…