Fashion students base designs off historical figures | News

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Above are designs created by Mia Lassiter (left) and Tomi Olalere (right) for their senior thesis as fashion and design students.

Fashion and design students from Charleston County School of the Arts drew inspiration from historical figures for the fashion and design department’s 8th annual fashion show.

Family, friends and the student fashion designers themselves gathered at the school’s Rose Maree Myers Theater to view a virtual showing of student models parading down a runway in outfits created by the students.

Fashion sketches

Fashion sketches by Mia Lassiter, a senior fashion and design student. 

This year, the show’s theme “Overlooked” challenged the fashion design students to choose a historical figure who were not well known during their lifetime. The students explored themes relating to religion, racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights and gender equality; some students incorporated elements of nature into their designs, while others let the fabrics and embellishments

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Fashion Retailers Bet Bras With Wires and a Splash of Color Will Sell This Spring | Investing News

By Victoria Waldersee and Richa Naidu

LISBON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – After a year of nesting in pastel-colored loungewear, shoppers are opting for styles with floral prints, feel-good slogans and statement jewelry to jazz up working-from-home outfits as optimism makes a comeback in spring collections, designers and retailers told Reuters.

While neutral, comfortable clothing remains more popular than in a normal spring, retailers from Neiman Marcus to Walmart and Macy’s Inc reported growing sales of bright, optimistic color, flowy fabrics or dresses for the first time since the start of the pandemic as shoppers prepared for a return to normal life.

“We’re seeing a return to occasion dresses and even bras with wires,” Marie Ivanoff-Smith, fashion director at department store Nordstrom, told Reuters. “As it gets warmer and more people go outside, we thought people would really want to showcase optimism and joy with prints and vibrant colors.”  

So far, ditzy floral

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Designing Success: Diane Von Furstenberg’s A-Z Book of Advice | Investing News

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Diane von Furstenberg was working on a new book, “Own It: The Secret to Life,” when the pandemic began. Suddenly, the fashion designer’s words of wisdom and advice, due to be published in March, seemed more urgent.

“It’s a very difficult time, but that’s why, since you have no choice, you just have to own it,” said von Furstenberg, 74, who founded her New York City-based eponymous brand in 1972. “If you own it, then you deal with it. Whether you like it or not, you just have to accept it and do the best you can with it.”

The Belgian-born designer, often referred to as DVF, chaired the Council of Fashion Designers of America from 2006 to 2019. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, whose honorees changed the course of history, in 2019.

In her book, von Furstenberg takes readers on

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Photos: Trupti Toradmal ups her fashion game in her latest Instagram post | Marathi Movie News

Marathi actress, Trupti Toradmal is already rocking headlines for her upcoming historical film, ‘Fatteshikast’ directed by Digpal Lanjekar. The actress has been receiving all the desired fame and appreciation for her performance in recently released songs and a trailer from the film. The ‘Savita Damodar Paranjpe’ has also left her fans stunned with her fabulous style transformation in the past couple of years.

From her red carpet appearances to bold photoshoots, the actress makes heads turn with her sartorial choices. Recently, she took to her Instagram handle to share some cool clicks and it is something you can’t miss!

In these pictures, we can see the actress in stylish and trendy attire. Dressed in green gown, she looked like a total stunner. A few days earlier, the actress shared a similar picture where she looked surreal as she struck a sultry pose for the camera.

Meanwhile, on the work front,

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