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Lasell Alumni Prepare to Hit the Runway for Boston Fashion Week

September 10, 2010


Lasell College fashion design alumni will rock the runway with their latest collections as part of Boston Fashion Week's Emerging Trends 2010 Fashion Show on September 25th.

Held at the Castle by the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, this exclusive event will showcase some of the most creative, up-and-coming designers from Boston and beyond - including designs from Lasell College alums Crystal Noe '08 and Greg Hugill, '10 on the runway, Lasell alum Le Hong Hopkins' '10 collection in a vendor booth, and an exhibit of new clothing line, JET 42-71, by alums Julie Kontos ‘07, Eileen Apelian ‘04 and Thomas Kwong ‘07.

The JET 42-71 clothing line will be on sale to the public, and four "looks" will be featured on podiums with spotlights during the event's cocktail reception, meanwhile attendees will also view sculptural cocktail dresses from student designer Yin Zifei of the Shandong University of Art and Design - a Lasell College affiliate in China.

Behind the scenes, Lasell junior and Fashion Retail and Merchandising major Erin Tremblay will lead model management, while many Lasell students will be an integral part of the backstage/production team.

Helping young designers have a meaningful presence in an upscale fashion market is part of the Emerging Trends show goal.

"The unique characteristic of the Emerging Trends fashion show is that it not only shows designer talent, but also connects them to the market," said Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, chair of the Lasell Fashion Department and an advisor for The Emerging Trends fashion show.

The event on September 25th begins at 8 pm. All guests over 18 are welcome to attend this event in our General Admission area, and our VIP area is open to guests over 21. General Admission tickets start at $45 and VIP tickets start at $95. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance at


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