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Winter 2012
Seven students win
prestigious YMA
Fashion Honors
students host
During the Fall 2011 semester, five
Marist fashion Honors students joined
forces to focus on drawing attention to
fair trade practices in the fashion industry.
The project, entitled “Seaming A[wear]
ness, was founded by Kelly Hall, ’11,
Brenna Lahiff, ’11, Alana Linsenbigler,
’11, Madeline Sasso, ’11, and Kimberly
Warren, ’11, who fused their passions for
equality with the fashion industry. The
primary goal was to create an educational
campaign for fair trade in the hopes of
bringing true attention to the people that
create our products, and designed to
make people stop and think about their
purchases and where they are really com-
ing from.
The group hosted an event in April
2011, highlighting specific fair trade, non-
profit organizations and focusing efforts
on fundraising.
This innovative Honors project helped to educate members of campus about fair trade and fashion.
Seven Marist fash-
ion students were
awarded $5,000 each
in scholarship money
from the Fashion
Scholarship Fund. The
winners this year are
Forrest Simms, ‘14,
Lauren Marsiglio, ‘12,
Dana Liu, ‘14, Nicole
Rodgers, ‘14, Brooke
Kristensen, ‘12, Emily
Banas, ‘12, and Gina Luciano, ‘12.
The Fashion Scholarship Fund is a nation-
al non-profit association made up of in-
fluential members of the fashion commu-
nity, dedicated to promoting education of
the fashion arts and business by granting
scholarships to talented students and
facilitating internships, mentorships and
career programs.
The students attended an awards cer-
emony at the Waldorf-Astoria in January
2012. The Marist designers joined the
record 126 college students who received
scholarships this year to fund their studies
in the fashion industry.
Highlights of the event included a musi-
cal performance by the original cast of
“Jersey Boys” and the presentation of
the Future of Fashion Award to designer
Jason Wu.
Photo by Victor Van Carpels