Fashion Show

You. Better. Work.

May 12, 2012
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You. Better. Work.

May 11th, 2012 by Lacey Luce You can dance if you want to. Sometime between 9:45 and Fun O’Clock How do you cap off the adrenaline rush of a good show? Dance, baby dance. The music is hot and the videos and lights have transformed our garage, turned cocktail lounge into a Euro-style dance...

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It’s Showtime …

May 12, 2012
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It’s Showtime …

May 11th, 2012 by Lacey Luce Getting ready for the show to start. 9 p.m. This place is packed. There was another party in the tent for our general admission ticket holders thanks to Union Café and now the two happy crowds are merging—there are approximately 800 people packed into this tent ready to...

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Before the Show, We Just Want to Say THANKS!

May 11, 2012
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Before the Show, We Just Want to Say THANKS!

May 11th, 2012 by Lacey Luce Back stage chaos. 7 p.m. It is the calm before the storm. Well, if you don’t include the backstage area where the storm has already struck in the form of whirling dervish hair dressers, make-up artists, models, and frantic senior designers who are about to see their garments...

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Creative Work Extends Well Beyond Fashion at CCAD Runway Event

May 7, 2012
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Creative Work Extends Well Beyond Fashion at CCAD Runway Event

May 4th, 2012 by Lacey Luce The garment on the left is from Rachel Kaplan’s collection, inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe and Umberto Boccioni. Chavilah Bennett used the fashion shoot photo to recontsruct a work of art inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting “Red Canna.” When the music is pounding and the models are strutting down...

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Julia Ruan Provokes Thought with Abstract Collection

May 3, 2012
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Julia Ruan Provokes Thought with Abstract Collection

May 3rd, 2012 by Kristen Foley When Julia Ruan couldn’t find fabric she liked, she made her own. One of the key things for any design is the fabric. The Fashion Design seniors this year shared stories of how they spent countless hours in fabric houses in New York City, Chicago, and Cleveland looking...

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Ribbon Weaves Together Shirley Weng’s Collection

May 1, 2012
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Ribbon Weaves Together Shirley Weng’s Collection

May 1st, 2012 by Kristen Foley Shirley Weng plans to move back to New York City to pursue fashion after graduation. CCAD attracts students from all over the world for its various programs. Fashion Design is no different. Two students from China chose CCAD to learn all aspects of garment design and construction. As...

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Gothic Edge, Girly Frills Meet in Sarah Pruden’s Collection

April 26, 2012
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Gothic Edge, Girly Frills Meet in Sarah Pruden’s Collection

April 26th, 2012 by Kristen Foley Sarah Pruden still has a garment she created when she was 11. It seems to be a pattern (pun intended) that most fashion designers knew from an early age that they wanted to work in fashion in some facet or another. Whether they raided their own closet for...

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The Sky’s The Limit for Skyler Riggins

April 24, 2012
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The Sky’s The Limit for Skyler Riggins

April 24th, 2012 by Kristen Foley Skyler Riggins knew from an early age that she wanted to be part of fashion design. At the age of six, Skyler Riggins decided she was going to make an outfit for one of her Barbie dolls. Her thought was she could just cut up one of her...

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From Carburetors to Chiffon, Tasha Dircksen’s Fashion Drive

April 19, 2012
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From Carburetors to Chiffon, Tasha Dircksen’s Fashion Drive

April 19th, 2012 by Kristen Foley Tasha Dircksen originally thought her career path was in automotive services, lucky for us she chose fashion. Not many young designers can say that their original chosen career path involved automotive studies, but Tasha Dircksen’s path to CCAD started just that way. As a high school junior, Tasha...

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Glamour, Sequins, and Curves are Key in Rachel Kaplan’s Collection

April 17, 2012
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Glamour, Sequins, and Curves are Key in Rachel Kaplan’s Collection

April 17th, 2012 by Kristen Foley Rachel Kaplan always knew she would work in fashion in some capacity. Rachel Kaplan always dreamed she would work in fashion in one facet or another. In fact, when she was in fourth grade she made a bold statement to her mother. She told her she was going...

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