The Fruits of Our Labor as Fashion Students
posted by LIM College
Just as this week’s blog post and pictures are hot off the press, so are the Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear looks. Hot off the runway, the garments and ensembles of NY Fashion Week are hitting style.com, “blowing up our walls” on Facebook, and trending on twitter.
As a fashion student, nothing is more exciting than immersing oneself in the excitement of spotting the trends of the season. As residents of New York City, we are within the eye of the storm, within the center of the action, so we cannot help but marvel at the pieces of art that our favorite designers produce each season.
The looks of spring were just that; pieces of art. The pride and joy of the designers who created their concept, selected their details, and executed their vision impeccably. Brights were big for spring, so we couldn’t help but drop our jaws in awe at the diverse and colorful palette of the always classy Oscar de la Renta, and crisp execution of design duo Badgley Mischka. We were captured by the active wear inspired neon garments of Nanette Lepore. Shades of tangerine and citrus caught our eyes, and added a youthful flair to each collection’s audience appeal. African-inspired prints and graphics were showcased by Burberry Prorsum, and in many instances bold lines added strength to loose silhouettes.
As an LIM College student you will have the opportunity to get your creative juices flowing. In my Intro to Visual Merchandising class, we are asked to present a specific theme in a shadow box that displays the topic of emphasis. Last week we focused on fresh fruit. In the spirit of Fashion Week I derived inspiration from the bright colors saturating the runways, and utilized the saying “The Fruits of Our Labor.” I paid tribute to the designers that pour their heart and soul into creating the perfect “fruit” that they will “labor” over for a great amount of time.
You will have many creative projects to look forward to as an LIM College student, so encourage yourself to create a concept and think outside the box. Take from this blog that creativity flows in each of us. Learn to let that out, and to share it with those around you, just as the designers of our favorite collections and brands do each and every season. Analyze trends, apply them to your life if you please, and truly immerse yourself in the world of fashion. No matter who or where you are, fashion is universal. Reach out and embrace it.
Until next week -- Live creativity,