Tag Archives: Design

Ursuline College hosts annual Innovations ‘14 student fashion show April 27

header

Ursuline College’s senior student fashion designers take their original creations to the runway at the annual Innovations ’14 fashion show Sunday, April 27, 11:30 AM – 2 PM at Executive Caterers Landerhaven.

“I don’t have to tell fashion students to love their work, they already do.That is the key to success, both financially and professionally. And that’s how I know our students will be successful,” said Connie Korosec Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Fashion Department.

Read More

Fashion Forward. Trendsetting Students Become Designers

131010140041-2

Senior Susan Hayley Fox ’13 presented her collection,“Rose of Araby.” Inspired by the sleek lines of the 1920’s deco era, the feminine silhouettes worn by the flapper girls and the ladylike floral fabrics made famous by designer Lela Rose, Fox designed a knockout collection. Ursuline’s students prepare for the fashion industry through rigorous course work in design and merchandising, culminating in a senior runway show.

The College’s fashion students have the option of attending NewYork’s Fashion Institute ofTechnology (FIT) during their junior year. They also have hands-on access to the College’s Historic Costume Study Collection that includes more than 3,500 pieces of 20th century American apparel and accessories. The VOICES staff caught up with six of the Innovations ’13 designers and production team members to find out what inspired their creations. 

Read More

a2cd454db630ffb5bf8a0655b393bf8e

#UCStyleFiles Surround Yourself in Beauty!

Feeling inspired? One way to insure a bright, beautiful new year is to surround yourself in beautiful things that inspire you.

Surround yourself in what inspires you for a beautiful new year! Image via Pinterest

Surround yourself in what inspires you for a beautiful new year! Image via Pinterest

Typically in fashion design, designers construct a mood board to express the message, look, and feel of their design. Mood boards may include the customer profile–who inspired this look? What does she do for a living? Where can she wear this garment?, inspiration pieces, such as photos that depict the target customer or pictures that inspired the look, words that capture the design or the person wearing the outfit.  Designers are required to present their boards before a product development team to make necessary decisions.

sfox_56

Mood boards can also be used by interior designers to coordinate the look of a room and express the ideas to client in a manner that makes it easy to visual the end product.

Interior designers utilize mood boards to capture the look of the room in a way that is easy for client to visualize. Image via Pinterest.

Interior designers utilize mood boards to capture the look of the room in a way that is easy for client to visualize.
Image via Pinterest.

You can choose anything from positive words, pretty pictures, or whatever speaks to you. Below are some great examples from Pinterest.

Get in the holiday spirit by remembering what makes the holidays so important! Image via Pinterest

Get in the holiday spirit by remembering what makes the holidays so important! Image via Pinterest

What speaks to you? Feel beautiful by surrounding yourself in beautiful things.

What speaks to you? Feel beautiful by surrounding yourself in beautiful things.

Stay tuned for more style tips and trends!

-xoxo

#UCstylefiles Dollar Store Design

I spent last week working at Ursuline ArtSpace’s Fashion Camp program which has become an annual event for me and Ursuline alum, Melissa Watson. To incorporate art, design, and fashion, the campers (ages 9-14) complete daily activities such as fashion illustration, arts and crafts, group dress design, and jewelry making–AND we present all completed designs in a fashion show produced by the fashion campers with help from Sr. Kathleen Burke, Zsuzsa Cespyani, and ArtSpace staff, including our special guest, Dr. Connie Korosec, chair of the Ursuline Fashion Department.

This year I taught a craft project that is fun for all ages–and is easily funded on a college student’s budget. I created a simplified version of the Petal Bib Necklace project based on Jenni Radosevitch’s fabulous necklace. For more of Jenni’s amazing DIY’s visit her I SPY DIY blog to learn more!

This is what you need:

• Foam visors–available at the dollar store

• Scrap Fabric

• Glue-tacky glue or hot glue work marvelously! NOTE: If short on time, $$, or supplies staples can be substituted for glue!

•Ribbon

Fox_15

Foam Visors Photo Cred: Google Images

Fox_16Fox_17Fox_18Fox_18

Step #1: Remove coiled plastic bland from the visor so the visor lays flat on your table or work surface.

Step #2: Cut your scrap fabric into approximate “circles,” there is no need for perfection!

Step #3: Glue (or staple) your fabric circles to the visor by folding the sides of the circle in and securing them with glue.

Step #4: After covering the entire base with fabric “petals,” insert ribbon into the holes on the sides of the visor where the coiled band was removed.

Voila!

Want to add variation to your bib necklace? This is how Melissa folded her fabric “petals.”

Melissa folded each fabric circle in half 3 times and then stapled them in place onto the base, the foam visor.

Fox_19

 Fox_20