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Printmaking students walk the runway in Visiting Professor Myles Calvert's Fashion and Print Class
5/05/17

Student models Lauren Havel and Gabrielle Weiss collaborate with student artist Lauran Havel.

Student models Lauren Havel and Gabrielle Weiss collaborate with student artist Lauran Havel.

Students in Professor Myles Calvert’s Honors Fashion and Print class wrapped up the semester with projects that combined the creativity of studio arts with the adrenaline rush of high fashion production and runway shows.

Calvert, visiting professor of Printmaking in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, explains: “Their brief was that they were head-hunted by a particular fashion house or mogul. They were asked to research that designer, the entire brand, color palettes, current ad campaigns, and who the ‘face’ of the brand currently is.

“From their research, they were to create two to three pieces based on the ethos of that designer but with their own personal influence. … Methods used to make the creations (objects and clothing) included screen print and woodblocks.”

Students unveiled their finished products week. The class also assembled a book with students’ individual critiques of the brand each adopted and their interpretations as they worked through the assignment.