By Cherai Mills
Each year Lasell has a symposium at the end of the fall and spring semesters showcasing how students apply what they have learned in the classroom to the real world. This spring the symposium runs from Tuesday April 24-Saturday April 28 and as it always does, it will end with the two fashions that are put on by Lasell’s fashion department.
During the fall and spring the students have many different garments they must design and execute for their classes. The undergraduate show showcases all of the hard work of the freshmen, sophomore and junior fashion design students. While the designers work on getting their garments ready for the show, the merchandising students are hard at work behind the scenes deigning and building the set as well as managing the models. The merchandising students also manage backstage the area the night of the show and make sure the show runs smoothly. This year’s undergraduate show is Friday April 21, 2012 at 7 P.M. in Lasell’s Athletic Center.
The senior collection show showcases the hard of the senior fashion designers. Starting during the summer, the seniors work hard at coming up with a concept and executing their idea. There are many things that go into creating a collection from finding models, to finalizing design to actually making the clothes. On top of the actually garments the designers must think about how they want to style their collection and what choreography they want to do. As a fellow senior fashion designing it can be overwhelming to make all their decisions on your own. Each of us seniors has 3 minutes from the playing of our commentary to the time the models are off the runway. All of the seniors are hard at work preparing for our 3 minutes of fame. Senior Collection 2012 will take place Saturday April 22, 2012 in Lasell’s Athletic Center.
To purchase tickets for the show, you can buy them online here and any Lasell student can purchase them online mylasell. Tickets are $25 each for general admission to both shows. You can purchase a VIP ticket to the senior show for $50, which includes a reception before the show.
By Zachary Gray
It seems that every decade there is a trend in fashion that stands out. The 80’s featured leg warmers and shoulder pads; Air-Jordans and flannels highlighted the 90s, and the 2000s popularized Sperry Top-Siders and yoga pants. But the end of the decade and the start of the 2010s seems to be taking a trip to the past. As fitted baseball caps remain popular in men’s head-ware, snapbacks have been making a comeback.
The term snapback comes from the adjustable strap on the back of the hat. Made from a durable plastic, the strap features buttons which “snap” into place. Snapbacks are typically made of cotton or wool, feature vibrant colors and large designs. The brim of the hat is almost always flat.
For years, snapbacks were used in various sports, especially for the NBA Draft. A newly drafted player would be given the team’s snapback to wear before shaking hands with the commissioner. Below is an example from the 1996 NBA draft, as Allen Iverson is drafted #1 overall (Iverson receives his hat at 0:53).
During the early 90’s, West Coast rap was popularizing snapbacks, especially Oakland Raiders hats. Snapbacks would gain popularity throughout different age groups, areas, and other demographics. Towards the end of the decade, fitted hats took over.
Snapsbacks have made a comeback, though. Whether it’s the classic style, the vibrant colors, or simply the fit, it’s unsure why snapbacks are at such high demand again. Hat stores such as Lids and HatWorld sell New Era and Mitchell & Ness snapbacks for $30 dollars. Vintage snapbacks can be found online, with prices ranging from $20-$70 dollars. Even when the trend seemed to have gone out of style, snapbacks are proving to be timeless.