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Lasell Seniors Lend a Hand at NY Fashion Week

September 19, 2012

During the recent Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion week four Lasell students had the chance to work behind the scenes for up-and-coming menswear designer Ninh Nguyen.

Nguyen held a show for his Spring Menswear 2013 Collection on September 10 at the Michelson Studio overlooking the Hudson River on Manhattan's west side. NY Fashion Week ran from September 5-13.

Through a summer internship connection made by Lasell Senior Rocco Mancinelli, he and three other seniors, Lauren Navarro, Bianca Ubeda and Alexandra Posillo, were able to work behind the scenes during the show.

"It was amazing that this just happened. We were asked to go two days before the show. I got to choose some of the details for the show. It was a great experience during such a huge week for fashion," said Navarro.

The Lasell students had a complete hands-on experience that included styling the models, organizing the guest list, creating gift bags and managing last minute details before the big show.

The show debuted Ninh's design philosophy which has an eclectic approach that combines the simplicity and traditional fit of London, the contemporary and fresh style of Japan, and the chic mode of Korea. "Through my designs and creativity, I want to inspire and promote new talents, thus paraphrasing Ralph Lauren -- I don't just design clothes. I design and build dreams," Nguyen says of his collections.

To check out Ninh Nguyen's designs go to


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