Summer Walk

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Scene: “All through my city, it’s in the air” — summer cool in bloom with micro-print florals, spicy colors, plaids, solids, and prints, pinstripes, pajamas, black, white, and brights, kicks, earth shoes, sandals, boots, and hatitude!

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Scene and Heard: “Sunshine in my pocket” Justin Timberlake’s Can’t stop the feeling. 

 

 

 

Friday Night

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Scene: Ken and Susan on their terrace overlooking the Hudson River with Karin, Beth, and Michael.

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Scene: Natashia and Rob dining outside at Cotta when it begins to rain, charmingly under an umbrella.

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Scene: Sebastien in light green polo, partner and operator of Vin Sur Vingt, talks with his clientele at their newest location on West 84th Street.

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Scene: Andrea was waiting on the stoop for Niel, who just arrived by cab from the airport.

 

 

 

July Fourth

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Scene: Red, white, and blue on the avenue. Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been celebrated since the 18th century, but it became a federal holiday in 1941. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, approved the Declaration of Independence drafted by Thomas Jefferson. July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. Happy and safe 4th of July weekend!

 

 

 

Fashion Off Fifth

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Scene: The Fashion Design Program of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts New York City Presentation at Lubin House. Todd Conniver, photo above, with models wearing Designer Kiki Huanhuan Zhang. This years exhibition was three fold:

Senior Fashion Design – Top Ten Collections of six pieces by graduating students with the leadership of professors Todd Conover, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Fashion Design, and Jeffrey Mayer, Associate Professor Fashion Design and Stylist for this event. The Senior Fashion Designers represented in the exhibit were Martha Aguirre, Nicole Brown, Victoria Harding, Katrina Meicheng Jia, Marissa Matthews, Brittany Stanski, Michelle Van Dyke, Nicole Wezowicz, Abigail Wile, and Kiki Huanhuan Zhang.
Junior Project – Fashion Without Limits initiative promotes the creation of size 12+, an inclusive fashion movement. Eighteen designs were shown. A partnership with model and entrepreneur Emme ’85 and Wolf Form Company Inc.
Vintage Details: A Fashion Sourcebook  – Book Launch by Jeffrey Mayer, Associate Professor Fashion Design and Curator of the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection, which is featured in the book, and Basia Szkutnicka, a London-based fashion lecturer and avid vintage collector.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Kiki Huanhuan Zhang.

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Scene: Emme, widely recognized as the world’s first plus-size supermodel; Dale Noelle, President TRUE Model Management; and the authors of Vintage Details: A Fashion Sourcebook, Jeffrey Mayer, Associate Professor of Fashion Design and Curator of the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection, and Basia Szkutnicka, a London-based Fashion Lecturer and avid vintage collector.

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Scene: Debra Borchardt, WWD Financial News and Analysis, viewing Vintage Details: A Fashion Sourcebook with Dr. James Fathers, Director of School of Design.

“I think it’s great that the next generation of fashion designers are being trained to be inclusive when it comes to size. Syracuse University should be very proud to be at the forefront for such an important movement toward body positivity.” — Debra Borchardt, WWD Financial News and Analysis

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Scene: Dr. James Fathers, Director of School of Design with Kath Fathers. On mannequin, wool evening suit by Norman Norell c. 1965  from the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Katrina Melchang Jal.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Nicole Wezowicz.

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Scene: Drew Haas with Hetty Easter, Fashion Faculty, and Production Assistant for the event.

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Scene: Aly Mason, Events Manager; and Jeanette M. Cornelia, Associate Director for Development, both from Lubin House.

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Scene: Briana Seferian; Pat Trainman, President, Global Garment Engineering; and Damla Tuncay.

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Scene: Senior Designers Nicole Brown, Brittany Stanski, Nicole Wezowicz, and Michelle Van Dyke.

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Scene: Basia Szkutnicka and guest.

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Scene: Elena Brown, Intern, with Rachel D’Ruan, both from TRUE Model Management.

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Scene: Junior Project, Fashion Without Limits. Second from right, Catherine Schuller, Guest Advisor on Junior Project, Fashion Without Limits, former Ford model, author, entrepreneur, and FIT instructor whose specialty is petite and plus sizes.

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Scene: Junior Project, Fashion Without Limits. Emme reviewing the garments, and Dr. James Fathers, and Kath Fathers speaking with Jakaliene Rivera, plus size model from TRUE Model Management. The talent from this agency were wearing the Junior class garments.

“It is so exciting to see talented, emerging designers learning how to create styles for all shapes and sizes. I fully support this initiative because it lays the foundation for a more inclusive and diverse fashion industry.” — Dale Noelle, President TRUE Model Management

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Scene: Junior Project, Fashion Without Limits.

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Scene: Junior Project, Fashion Without Limits.

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Scene: Joan Dritz; Stephen Sartori, Manager/Photographer for the Photo and Imaging Center with his wife Kathleen; and Michael A. Dritz, Member Board of Trustees.

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Scene: Alumna Linsey Spry, and Suzanne Bartlett, Administrative Specialist, Department of Design, Fashion Design. A special thank you to Suzanne for her involvement in this post as always.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Katrina Melchang Jal.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Nicole Brown.

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

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Victoria Harding.

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Scene: Greige Ruffle Mini Dress, Donald Brooks c. 1968 from the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection, and Portrait of Joseph I. Lubin c. 1948.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Abigail Wile.

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Scene: Alumna Avery Gray, and Senior Designer Katrina Melchang Jal.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Brittany Stanski.

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Scene: Barbara Berman, Professional Dresser, owner of BB Backstage, and FIT instructor; Scott McDowell, Executive Director of Regional Strategic Communcations, New York, Lubin House; and Catherine Schuller, Guest Advisor on Junior Project, Fashion Without Limits, former Ford model, author, entrepreneur, and FIT instructor.

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Scene: Alumnae Jodie Feldman and Ron Coraizaca.

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Scene: Tracie Washburn, Director of Leadership Annual Giving.

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Scene: Michael A. Dritz, Member Board of Trustees with his wife Joan; and Stephen Zaima, Associate Dean, New York City Academic Programs and Initiatives.

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Scene: Hetty Easter, Fashion Faculty and Production Assistant for the event; and Henry Grethel, American Fashion Designer, Merchandiser, Marketer, and Alumnus.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Brittany Stanski.

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Scene: Todd Conover, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Fashion Design directs the models from Fenton Model Management who wore the Senior Fashion Collections.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Nicole Wezowicz.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Michelle Van Dyke.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Michelle Van Dyke.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Abigail Wile.

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Scene: Alumnae Katy Lyons and Avery Carter.

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Scene: Alumnae Avery Gray, Miranda Watson, and Aimee Mercure.

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Scene: Brittany Stanskt Hersh, Patrick Ames, and Basia Szkutnicka.

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Scene: Alumnae Ethan Lunkenheimer, Lindsey Spry, and Christina Reggio.

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Scene: Alumnae Amanda Martinez, Nicole Fattibene, and Grace O’Meara.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Kiki Huanhaun Zhang.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Michelle Van Dyke.

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Scene: Behind the scenes at the end of the show.

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

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Scene: Alumnae Tiffany Wu, Erica Johnson, Lung Ung, Avery Gray, and Shannon Gately.

 

 

 

Flash

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Scene: Men in black, white, silver, and sheen. Anthony&Alex.

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Scene: Drew Haas.

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Scene: Elijah Vielma.