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The Show: Leanne Marshall Spring 2013 Collection with Bridal Collection Preview
The Theme: Layers upon lovely layers of hand-dyed cream, purple, and green fabrics marked the collection, which also featured gowns with lace detailing, cutouts, and tiered fabric. Romantic and delicate in color and design, the Season 5 “Project Runway” winner no doubt makes bride’s dreams come true with her new spring 2013 confections
The Color Palette: Cream, purple, and green
Best/Collection’s Signature Standout Look: A cream sleeveless, floor-length, bridal gown with sweetheart necklines and lace overlay.
The Show: Parsons MFA Runway Show 2012
The Theme: The First Eighteen: A showcase of work by the first graduating class of the MFA Fashion Design and Society Program at Parsons The New School for Design. The program, the first of its kind in the US, is highly selective for talented and emerging designers.
The Color Palette: Metallic knits; cotton twill and canvas; polyester denims and jersey; neon yellow, orange, and green; multi-colored prints; black; white; nude/neutrals; grey; blue; red; pink; brown; sheer black and white; yellow; muted yellow, blue and green; burgundy; cream; and mint.
About The First Eighteen: The program is initiated through the support of Donna Karan, with the First Eighteen being Lucia Cuba Oroza, Beckett Fogg, Kaoru Oshima, Carly Ellis, Ruby Hoette, Soojin Kang, Qianyan Zhao (WEN), Sinéad Lawlor, Claire Diederichs, Jade Rozenbroek, Paula Cheng, Elisa van Joolen, Mayumi Yamamoto, Aina Beck, Noriko Kikuchi, Jun Juyeon Hong, Jie Li, and Talia Shuvalov. These students presented their vision with a focus on process and identity. From intricate, draping knitwear inspired by the relationship between man and mythical beasts to colorful sports and street wear inspired by tribal paintings and New York architecture, these designers showcased much more than their hard work at Parsons; they featured their individuality, personality, and studies.
In The First Magazine, each designer gave their definition of the word “society;” in which the overwhelming theme was togetherness, and how that creates individual inspiration. This show was an exciting presentation of strong and artful designs achieved through the unity of the students of MFA Fashion Design and Society Program at Parsons The New School for Design.
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