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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.
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.
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.