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Lasell Students, Alums Take On Boston Fashion Week

October 2, 2013

Each year Lasell fashion students and alums participate in an array of fashion events during Boston Fashion Week. This year's event, which runs September 27 through Oct. 5, is full of shows that bring the Boston fashion community and Lasell students and alums together.


Lasell alum Gregory Hugill, '11 will present his latest designs from his eponymous atelier Gregory Paul at the Tea Time Fashion Show presented by COUP Boston at noon on October 3. The show will take place at The Reserve at The Langham, Boston. Lasell fashion student Michelle Ouellette will assist Hugill with promotion and styling for the event.

Also this week Lasell fashion students Erin Covey, Martha Powell, Laura Taylor and Kaylyn Pratt will participate in the Simon Fashion Now - Fashion Wars show opposing Framingham State designers at the Burlington Mall on October 5. Eight, pink-themed garments for breast cancer survivor models will be on the runway October 5 starting at 12 pm. The winner of the fashion war, which will be chosen by a panel of judges, will be announced by an industry professional on the day of the event.

Lasell fashion students will also support the Simon Fashion Now event from behind the scenes. Lasell students Casey Corrigan, Taylor Baxter, Mariah LeBlanc, Criselin Trinidad, Shelby Hall, Lindsay Feeney and Dawn Martin will work with LA-based stylist Bobbie Thomas for as part of the event from October 4 to 5.

On the last day of Boston Fashion Week, October 5, a Lasell alum and current students will work backstage for the popular Emerging Trends fashion show, which will be held at the Cyclorama in Boston's South End from 7-11pm. Lasell alum Jessica Carroll, backstage manager for the show invited the Lasell fashion students to attend the event and observe production.

That show will feature several up and coming designers from around the world such as Nina Athanasiou, Fleur Kelinza, Lisa Loveday, Nuvu Studio and more. Proceeds from VIP sales to that event benefit the One Fund.

 

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