Look Book Photo Shoot for Peach Carr Challenge Winners – Sunday June 11th



SUNDAY JUNE 11, 2017


COD Fashion Studies Department

Sunday, June 11th, Vin Reed will photograph the challenge winners with models at the College of DuPage in order to create a Look Book about the contest.   All participants will have access to digital photos, digital look book and designers will also receive a hard copy to celebrate their achievement.

Designers: Your garments need to be dropped off at COD in SRC1007 by Thursday June 9th, they must be pressed and in a bag with your name on it. Sharon will be available on Tuesday and Thursday from 3-10. Email me with any issues.

You do not need to be at the photo shoot.

Models and Hair and Makeup Team: Please meet in SRC1008 at 10am for hair and makeup, bring a variety of shoes and lingerie for the shoot.

Stylists: Please assist Vin Reed and models to stage the photo shoots.

Please let me know how you will participate.


Questions: Contact Sharon Scalise, scalise@cod.edu.

A note from Vin Reed with pictures and more pictures

CONGRATULATIONS on a successful 2017 Fashion Show.
You can find photos of both the Afternoon and Evening runway shows here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4H2NoaJthdNSUZOVC1ZcXJtaGc
You can find Portfolio photos (on the white background) here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4H2NoaJthdNOGNRQWhydUNCM1k?usp=sharing
These photos are provided as a huge “thank you.” Photos are high resolution, feel free to download anything you want for your personal use.
BIG NOTE: I AM SURE I  LEFT PEOPLE OFF OF THIS EMAIL ACCIDENTALLY. Designers, Please share with your peers and models who may not have these links.
Congratulations, Thanks, and have a great Summer.

Dimension Fashion Show Awards – Congratulations to all of our designers

By Brian Kleemann

Eight Fashion Studies students at College of DuPage earned honors during the annual student fashion show “Dimensions.” Click here for photos.


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Theadora Iacobellis (Elmhurst, above right) also received a $5,000 scholarship from theFashion Group International of Chicago.

The award recipients are Ibtisam Younis (Glen Ellyn), Most Outstanding Freshman Designer; Whitney Stahl (Lisle), Runner-Up, Most Outstanding Freshman Designer; Quang Tran (Carol Stream), Most Outstanding Sophomore Designer; Li Sheng (Chicago), Runner-Up, Most Outstanding Sophomore Designer; Theadora Iacobellis (Elmhurst), Judges Choice – Outstanding Individual Garment; Ellen Swartz (Streamwood), Judges Choice – Outstanding Individual Garment; Shelly Gupta (Naperville), Outstanding Individual Garment; and Jackie Rose Bullard (Lisle), Judges Choice – Creativity.

In addition, regional high school students were invited to submit their designs for a College of DuPage faculty critique. The following awards were presented during “Dimensions”: Anelise Walker from Neuqua Valley High School, Best Embellishment; Izabelle Neuen Kirchen from Metea Valley High School, Best Construction; and Gabriella Delson from Hinsdale Central High School, Overall Creativity.

For more information about the Fashion Studies program at College of DuPage, visit www.cod.edu/programs/fashion.

TEXTILE DESIGN – FASHI-2261 starts June 6th – enroll now

Enjoy a summer filled with dying and printing in the College of DuPage Textile Studio. Experiment with synthetic and natural dye processes on different fiber contents.  Shibori, Sashiko, Batik, Block/Stencil, Rust and Ice dying, Eco Printing and Digital Printing Methods will be covered in this 8 week class.   Samples, small projects and a final 2 piece collection will be created by students.

The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-9:50pm, starting June 6th.  Open studio time will be held from 4-6pm, followed by lectures, demos and workshop from 6-9:50pm, so don’t worry if you can’t arrive until 6pm,(but it would be great to arrive at 4pm on the first day.)


REGISTER AT cod.edu,  FOR ADDITIONAL HELP, CONTACT LISA HORVATIN AT horvatinl@cod.edu  dying and weaving

Exciting Opportunity for Students at the Cherry Valley Public Library!

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The Cherry Valley Public Library is sponsoring an event on June 17 called Library Runway! Based on the popular reality show Project Runway!, participants will be tasked with an unconventional challenge….creating a garment out of the printed page. Book pages, magazine pages, newspaper, any kind of printed page may be used to create the garment of their choice.

In addition, Project Runway! alum Peach Carr, a Chicago-based fashion designer will be on hand to judge the entries.

Library Runway! is open to any participants age 12 and up; teams are limited to 1-3 members. I have attached a flyer with all the relevant information. Most importantly, participants must attend an informational meeting on Saturday, June 3 at 9:00am at the library to register and receive guidelines for their submissions.

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If you have any questions, you can send an email message to michelea@cherryvalleylib.org or call me at the library at (815) 332-5161.

Fashion Studies classes begin June 5th! Register now

Are you a Fashion Design student starting in Fall 17 ??   Or a continuing Fashion student? Take advantage of taking this required course during the summer.

photo 2 (1)FASHI-1105-001 DESIGN PRINCIPLES IN APPAREL meets Monday and Wednesday, 9am-12:50pm in SRC1005

Learn about basic design principles – Color, Line, Shape, Texture while analyzing

garment designs and interpret fashion trends.  Express your individuality through studio objects using different media, techniques and processes to communicate your design ideas.