Star Spangled

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Scene: Stars and stripes. Cedric in Bryant Park wearing ‘air force flag’ kicks from the Adidas x Jeremy Scott collection. Independence Day is annually celebrated on July 4 and is often known as “the Fourth of July. It is the anniversary of the publication of the Declaration of Independence from 1776. It is a day of family and friends celebrating with picnics, barbecues, and fireworks. Happy 4th of July!

 

 

 

Fathers

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Scene: Photo booth, me and Dad. Guiding me to look at the camera. Happy Father’s Day Dads! And, those who are dads in other ways.

 

 

 

Fashion At Lubin House

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Scene: The Fashion Design Program of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), presented ten senior collections consisting of six-pieces. Lubin House is SU’s New York City home on Sixty-First Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues. Above image, Designer Kelly Thomas.

Also on display were other senior designer’s creations, and a selection of Fashion Without Limits Design Initiative size 12+ garments designed by the junior class. Fashion Without Limits is a partnership with supermodel alumna Emme, the leading model in the plus size profession, and entrepreneur, and Wolf Form Company, Inc.

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Scene: Designer Kelly Thomas.

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Scene: Janet Finegold, Designer Toby Finegold, and alumnus iconic Designer Henry Grethel.

Henry is an American fashion designer, merchandiser and marketer. He has focused on the design and manufacture of handsome, well-styled, tailored apparel for both men and women. He also designed shirts for Lanvin, Pierre Cardin, and Christain Dior. Mr. Grethel received the Icon of Style Award in 2009 from VPA which honor individuals in the fashion industry.

I had the opportunity to work on Henry Grethel branding projects and advertising campaign as Art Director, with his son, Fredric Grethel, and Will Leber. The ads appeared in major American and European magazines. Photograped by William Garrett with supermodels Ashley Richardson and Lara Young, with three superguy models.

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Scene: Designer Toby Finegold.

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Scene: Designer Avery Gray.

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Scene: Designer Tiffany Wu.

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Scene: Designer Tiffany Wu.

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Scene: Designer Jessica Kotal.

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Scene: Designer Jessica Kotal.

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Scene: Designer Avery Gray.

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Scene: Designer Avery Gray.

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Scene: Designer Avery Gray and Nick Bevdert.

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Scene: Renshou Zhang checking out the scene, Designers Natalia Forsey and Aria Benzaquin with Madeline Schepis.

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Scene: Designers Natalia Forsey and Lung Ung.

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Scene: Designer Tiffany Wu and Anh Nguyen.

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Scene: Jeffrey Mayer, Associate Professor Fashion Design and Stylist for the event, and Lauren Tagliaferro, Production Assistant.

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Scene: Designer Natalia Forsey. That’s Ian DaRin, student and model.

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Scene: Designer Erica Johnson.

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Scene: Henry Grethel, Todd Conover, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Fashion Design, and Dr. James Fathers, Director of School of Design.

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Scene: Designer Jasmine Kim.

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Scene: Designer Julianne Sabo.

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Scene: Designer Megan Ha.

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Scene: Designer Aimee Mercure.

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Scene: Designer Kiera Henderson.

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Scene: Kelli Uhlberg and Sarah Rozansky.

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Scene: Designer Erica Johnson with guests.

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Scene: Designer Kiera Henderson, Elizabeth Webster, Designers Miranda Watson and Aimee Mercure.

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Scene: Designer Toby Finegold.

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Scene: Darian Dorrel and Krissy Lipka.

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Scene: Claudia Gervais, Adjunct Instructor Fashion Design, Suzanne Bartlett, Administration Specialist in the Department of Design, and Lauren Tagliaferro.

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Scene: Designer Aria Benzaquin.

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Scene: Designer Kiera Henderson. Todd Conover adjusting the garment.

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Scene: Designer Lung Ung.

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Scene: Designer Lung Ung.

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Scene: Designer Lung Ung.

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Scene: Designer Lung Ung.

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Scene: Kath Fathers and Dr. James Fathers, Director of School of Design.

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Scene: Craig Cloutier, Victor Horodincu, and Jeanette Mellinger.

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Scene: Kathy and Ann Marie Thomas. Designer Kelly Thomas missed the event because she was on campus taking finals for her other courses of study, but her sister and mom were there.

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Scene: Ryan Wilde, the director of millinery at New York’s historic J. J. Hat Center, and Designer Aimee Mercure.

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Scene: Designer Natalia Forsey, with Ron Coraiz and Ethan Lunkenheimer.

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Scene: Designers Kiera Henderson and Miranda Watson.

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Scene: The hair and make-up crew behind the scenes. Ryan Taniguchi hair team and Angela Di Carlo makeup team.

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Scene: Designer Tiffany Wu.

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Scene: Designer Lung Ung. It was a great night! Thank you for the invite.

 

 

 

Red, White, and Blue

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Scene: Memorial Day. The season for picnics, barbecues, beaching, and enjoying the outdoors begins. Remember the men and women who gave their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Have a happy, safe, and fun holiday!

 

 

 

Warming Trend

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Scene: Spring. It finally arrived, but a bit erratic in temperature. Cold to warm to hot to cool. Yesterday it was hot, today was cool. Style choices based on the thermometer. Sporting white kicks (sneakers) are on the streets of Manhattan during the day and white nights too. White is one of the seasons bright colors. Black never goes away. Caramel, orange, yellow, green, and blue. Denim on the street and the runways. Streamlined and more polished activewear. Stripes, gingham, plaid, and checks. Flower power in colorful floral graphics. 70’s and a bohemian sensibility are groovy too.

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