Italian Dress: Geography’s Role on Major Designers and Traditional Fashion

Below is an extensive research paper and its corresponding presentation I completed as assignment in my course, "Dress, Society and Culture" at the University of Georgia. Introduction From Fendi to Ferragamo, Italy is often recognized as a fashion-conscious country, which has been established by the iconic designers that are rooted in Italian history. Considering the... Continue Reading →

Jeans: Through the Years

As my fifth semester at the University of Georgia draws to a close, I am currently finishing up final projects and exams. For my Trend Forecasting & Analysis course, I was tasked with completing a analysis of a twenty-first century design trend in the form of a digital booklet. My professor gave an in-class example... Continue Reading →

Performing a Fashion Count

According to E. Brannon and L. Divita (2015, 91), a fashion count is “a method for researching fashion change that consists of finding a suitable source for fashion images, sampling the images in a systematic way, applying a standardized set of measurements or observations to each image, and analyzing the data to reveal patterns of... Continue Reading →

The Conundrum With Copycat Couture

If I told you one of these jackets was an authentic design and the other was an imitation would you be able to distinguish the two? Most likely, you would barely be able to spot the differences. However, the jacket on the left is an authentic Chanel jacket, while the one on the right is... Continue Reading →

What I’m Watching: The True Cost

"This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls... Continue Reading →

Fashion in the Classroom

As a second year fashion merchandising major at the University of Georgia, I have begun to experience fashion in a classroom setting. Last semester, I was enrolled in TXMI 3210- The Fundamentals of Fashion Merchandising. UGA Bulletin describes the course as an "introduction to the trends and influence of fashion in society and review of... Continue Reading →

The Fashionista is Relocating

Athens, Georgia: here I come! My time in the Washington, DC area has come to a close, and in less than 12 hours I will be in the car, en route to the next chapter of my life. Beginning my freshmen year at the University of Georgia, I plan for a memorable, challenging, fun four... Continue Reading →

Fordham University Launches Fashion Law

Elle Woods would certainly be thrilled to hear of this breaking news. Fordham Law School and the Fashion Law Institute, along with the CFDA's president Diane von Furstenberg have launched the world's first degree in Fashion Law. According to Fordham University, "Starting this fall, attorneys and non-lawyers alike will have an unprecedented opportunity to pursue... Continue Reading →

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