Florence Trendforecasting

The LdM Fashion Department offers a rare, yet essential course called trend forecasting for fashion and design students. The course explores the complexity behind the trend forecaster profession while it also analyzes the multiple variables that are examined and heavily weighed when determining future trends. Professor Livia Quaresmini believes that to just lecture her students…

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Architect and Fashion Majors are Cut From the Same Cloth

The fashion and architectural design departments of LdM decided to join forces by creating a project called Urban Fabrics. The project’s goal was to have architect and fashion majors collaborate together to evolve inspiration from a certain Florentine piazza and create digitally printed scarves. The pattern of each scarf was represented through certain color schemes,…

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The Chatroom: LdM Draping Class

Written by: Frances Connolly LdM Fall 2014 Fashion & Study Abroad student   ——————————————————————— Welcome to an inside look on LdM’s Draping class, where I’m chronicling conversations with students who are cooler than cool! Throughout this semester, the girls have been exploring a variety of approaches and methods in developing and analyzing patterns under the…

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My Internship at Thakoon

Written by: Sarah Fitzhugh LdM B.A. in Fashion Design & Art History   ————————————————————— When I first realized I wanted to go into fashion, my first thought of course was I wanted to design. I wanted to be one of the next greats, I wanted to create garments that every woman would look at and instantly think…

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Student Perspectives on Fashion #6

Paris Fashion After jet setting to France for the weekend, we noticed a major trend on the streets of Paris.  Combat boots have become a popular trend among young women.  Women are seen wearing combat boots in the daytime as well as evening.  The boots are made in an array of styles, colors, and fabrics.  Some of the boots…

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Student Perspectives on Fashion #5

Cross Culturally Dressed Italians Similar to any traveler, we arrived in Italy with all kinds of expectations. Naturally, a lot of our expectations were in fact created by the image Italy itself, projects to attract tourists. Well we must say, the gelato is amazing, the pasta dishes are fabulous, the Chianti wines are probably too…

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Student Perspectives on Fashion #4

Fur in Florence As we have been in the lovely town of Florence, Italy for the past few weeks, there are numerous fashion differences we have observed. One of the main differences we have noticed here are the wide acceptance of fur and demand for fur here. We were especially interested this specific trend because…

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Student Perspectives on Fashion #3

Bundle Up! What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word scarf? Winter. Something to keep out the cold. Thick. Wool. Mittens. Gloves. Coat. Or did you think: Fashion. Accessory. Patterns. Colors. Essential part of your outfit. To be honest, the first group of words was my answer to the question. The…

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Student perspective on Fashion #1

Fashion & Anthropology Italians have a reputation for being fashionable and let me tell you that they have not let me down. They are always well-groomed and prepared to look good for the day when they venture out into the Italian streets. I agree with the sentiments I’ve heard that Italians are partial to black…

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