Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Leather and Lace

My little sister (in-law) goes to NC-State. She's a senior in their College of Textiles. Each senior in her program has to complete the senior project, which is to design and make their own themed line of clothing. All the projects come together in the nexus of the fashion world at Threads: Senior Collection, a fashion show featuring each student's work. Two weekends ago, I went to Threads, my first ever (and honestly, probably only ever) fashion show. Lauren (my cute li'l sissy!) was one of 16 seniors presenting, and her theme was Leather and Lace. She brought together these two contrasting and unlikely materials as a metaphor for the strong and delicate sides of every woman. If you don't know Lauren, you should know that a Leather and Lace theme fits her personality to the "T" (whatever that saying actually means). Lauren is a sweet, small, fiesty, fireball, sometimes ball-busting, loving and compassionate sister. Thus, this theme emphasizing contrast is all too appropriate.

The show was no small deal. Three prestigeous judges from the fashion business world and a number of higher-ups in textile industry attended and gave their support. Below are pictures of Lauren's clothing (minus one outfit b/c my camera was too slow) and some highlight outfits from other students participating. Lauren made 7 total pieces.
















































































Though Lauren did not win the judged contest portion of it, my fashion expertise is fair sure her's was the best and most fun line of clothing. I'm sure the judges didn't award her first place because they didn't want everyone else knowing of their secret fantasy to wear leather and lace together (I know it's one of mine).

To end the show, of course, we had to have a cameo apperance by the infamous Randaal!

3 comments:

Vicki Hesse said...

maybe she can design the alaska chaplain jacket for you in leather and lace?

Erin Miller said...

What a good break from trauma bays and ccu! Have you considered a career as a fasion chaplain?

Alle Photography said...

She did an amazing job! Love how you described Lauren...seems like you got her to a "T" whatever that means...