Runway 2010: The September Issue, Lasell Style


Runway 2010: The September Issue, Lasell Style

May 04, 2010

It wasn't Fashion Week in the Bryant Park tents, but it could have been. The Lasell College gymnasium in Newton, MA, was transformed last weekend for Runway 2010.

The school's annual spring fashion show, produced almost entirely by Lasell students, is a storied showcase of student fashion designs, merchandising and graphic design excellence.

"The world of fashion is fast-paced, exciting and essential to the global economy," says Fashion Department Chair Professor Mary Ruppert-Stroescu. "Our students' knowledge of the industry, combined with their creative talent and critical thinking skills, were center stage on the runway throughout the weekend."

On Friday, April 30, undergraduates displayed their creations which ranged from millinery to active wear to nontextile to ethnic-influenced fashion. Thirty-two senior designers presented their collections at the standing-room-only Saturday evening show.The senior collections included designs from:

* Avery Bell with Bitty Belle, a line inspired by 1920s children's wear
* Erin Pitts with Revelry, a "Legend of Sleepy Hollow"- themed fall/winter line
* Eleftheris Panakis with Mythos, taking up many aspects of Greek culture
* Leila Youcef-Toumi, whose L'Air du Soir collection is inspired by the architecture and nature of Western Europe and North Africa
* Alyssa Ruggieri, whose Growth Spurt children's line is based on a garden tea party
* Kristen Rogers, whose Serendipitous line, designed by Ali Ro, focuses on timeless silhouettes
* Alyssa Fetera with 1920s-based Ragtime collection updated for the modern lifestyle
* Erika Nagle with a Luv Duvs & Lub Dubs collection of stylish playwear created for the green-minded
* Jimmy Curtis, whose Sidewalk Couture line features leather, studs, beading and silk
* Raychel White with an African jungle-themed collection, Taarab
* Julianne Deganis, whose Currents line for young adults is fun, preppy and affordable
* Danielle Lisko, whose Cultured collection of eveningwear is based on the elegant pearl
* Sheila Wyco with a children's wear collection inspired by fairy tales
* Jessica Cipri with Le Soir, an homage to the sophistication and elegance of 1920s France
* Le-Hong Hopkins, whose Tainted Pulse collection combines the mischievous with the beautiful
* Amanda Major, whose Entrancing line targets glamorous socialites
* Meghan McDonough with wedding dresses that speak to Timeless Transitions
* Natalie Thomas with a Le Cirque line inspired by early circus attire and vintage patterns
* Hayley Walter, whose English Roses collection is created for the petite woman seeking a classical silhouette
* Maura Merullo with a Marina Breeze line for girls who want to be stylish but conservative
* Kristen Augenfield, whose Emerald with Envy collection revives the lost art form of burlesque
* Zoe Johndrow with an Infinity collection of creative traditional day-into-evening designs
* Britney Savoie, whose Poised Peacock line of separates is designed for the "edgy woman"
* Gregory P. Hugill, whose Silhouette collection takes inspiration from "the power seen in art, nature and people"
* Christian DiPietro with a New York street-inspired ane.CD.ote collection, "perfect for the urban sophisticate"
* Melinda Proulx, whose Simply Pin-Up honors the iconic 1950s pin-up girls
* Melissa Higgins with Fin', a collection that combines mysterious elegance with buoyancy
* Aurisha Albright, whose Zip Up coat collection is inspired by the industrial look of zippers, asymmetry and European style
* Angelette Lopes with a Contagious line that "unleashes your inner fashionista"
* Christina Izzo, whose Fantastic Mechanics collection is a vibrant, organic ski line
* Renee Clarke with a Vintage Romance business wear line for women
* Nga Tran with L'amour, a collection that "expresses love, pastel color and dessert"