The Fashion Journal

Various projects, explorations, and musings about fashion design, the industry, sustainability, and intersectionality.

Accents by Sophia – Trip to a Jewelry Supply Store

Walking up to an unassuming room on the second floor of a building on Fifth Avenue, I didn’t know what to expect. However, as soon as I entered the room it was exactly as my professor likes to describe as “a kid in a candy store.” All around is filled with semiprecious stones, sterling silver, pearls, and so much beautiful jewelry.

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Aritzia at Hudson Yards: A Talk About the Brand

Aritzia is surrounded by so many wonderful stores at hudson yards from high end brands like Dior, Fendi, and Coach to ready to wear brands like Zara, Levi’s, and Madewell. However, Aritzia’s unique combination of athleisure to business is what sets them apart. We were able to hear first hand how Aritzia treats their employees and a little more about the brands from a previous student of our professor.

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Mood Fabrics: Visit and Exploration

For our first study tour in NYC we visited the magical store Mood Fabrics. Located on 37th street between 7th and 8th avenue, it is most famously known for being the fabric store that designers go to on the show Project Runway. Though I have been there multiple times, I always learn something new and see something new as well!

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Color Study Boards

During my Fashion Visuals class at Kent State we made color study boards to show the color wheel and how primary colors became secondary colors then tertiary colors through shades, tints, and tones. We also created boards were we chose colors that were split complementary, triad, analogous, monochromatic, and split complementary. The chips were cut

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Minimalist Fem Trend Board

This trend board is based on research from a season, market category, and forecasting on sites like WGSN, Dogener, and WWD for my Fashion Visuals class. It is centered around a paired down minimalist feminine style, with the key fabrics will be linen, cotton, twill, canvas, and poplin. The board trend focuses on the need

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Wool Jacket

This wool jacket was made by me for my basics of apparel class. It is fully lined and the fashion fabric is a textured wool herringbone.  Previous Next

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