Category Archives: Friends of TWS

Exhibitions: Paris

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Gilles Berquet: Paris Photo 2017

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Bryan Abrams: Private Versace Collection – Fall 2017

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LAB WORK: BRYAN ABRAMS VERSACE COLLECTION

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Portrait of Bryan Abrams by Jessica Moh, Copyright 2017

Portrait of Bryan Abrams by Jessica Moh, Copyright 2017

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UPENN: PHOTOGRAPHY & FASHION

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Alexis Masino

Corey Fader

Elizabeth Beugg

Noa Baker

Amber Shi

Jinghong Cui

Joy Lewis

Karishma Sheth

Sharon Song

Rongrong Liu

Jessica Moh

Noel Zheng

Michael Heath

Linda Ruan

Marcus Tappan

Ria Vaidya

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Makeup: Aysha Silagy

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Models: Main Line Models & Talent

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Sony Giusti

Agustin Maltese

Katie Shewell

Marium Ali

Dena Hertel

Katty Pena

Morgan Bailey

Annamarie Pepeta

Katie McCaffery

Sabrian Schneeman

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To see more lab session photos from Upenn’s Photography & Fashion class, Fall 2017, click herehttp://tonywardstudio.com/blog/lab-work-k-vaughn-scarves-fall-collection-2017/

 

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Lab Work: K Vaughn Scarves, Fall Collection 2017

 

LAB WORK: K VAUGHN SCARVES – FALL COLLECTION 2017

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UPENN: PHOTOGRAPHY & FASHION

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Alexis Masino

Corey Fader

Elizabeth Beugg

Noa Baker

Amber Shi

Jinghong Cui

Joy Lewis

Karishma Sheth

Sharon Song

Rongrong Liu

Jessica Moh

Noel Zheng

Michael Heath

Linda Ruan

Marcus Tappan

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Makeup: Aysha Silagy

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Models: Main Line Models & Talent

Cassie Fagan

Danielle Gauthier

Grace DelPizzo

Katty Pena

Kevin Robinson

Nick Nocella

Y’nya Maybank

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To see additional articles about K Vaughn, scarf designer, go herehttp://tonywardstudio.com/blog/chi-aguwa-k-vaughn-scarves-winter-collection-2016/

 

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Sharon Song: The Un-pedestrian Pedestrians of NYFW

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Photo: Sharon Song, Copyright 2017

 

Photography and Text by Sharon Song, Copyright 2017

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THE UN-PEDESTRIAN PEDESTRIANS OF NYFW

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Walking the streets of NYC during New York Fashion week elicited a kind of emotion unlike any other I have ever experienced before. Growing up just a little outside of the city that never sleeps, I have always been aware of the unique and eclectic styles of NYC’s inhabitants. However, I had never seen such a concentrated population of such bold fashion statements crossing downtown streets in this magnitude. People elected to express their passion for fashion and self-expression with vibrant colors in both garment and hair. Patterns from busy to more simple designs were donned, yet each meticulously curated look said something significant about the canvas it was showcased on; the person.

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Photo: Sharon Song

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New York Fashion week exemplified the variation that exists in street fashion. Although trends come and go, being self-expressive always persists. Models clad in metallic chose to reflect the sun’s light that day, while those in denim opted to put their own twist on something more traditional and timeless. Individuals chose leather to express their edge and funky sunglasses to represent their quirks. Personality was built into every thoughtful garment and accessory. These pedestrians were anything but pedestrian. They were risk takers, trying to push the boundaries of common trends and establish new and unique ones.

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Photo: Sharon Song, Copyright 2017

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Photo: Sharon Song, Copyright 2017

Above all, the common theme that I noticed was that people were proud. Every individual was excited to show off their looks and few shied away from curiosity towards their ensembles. They were flattered by admirers’ interest in their styles, and willingly posed for requested shots.

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Photo: Sharon Song, Copyright 2017

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Photo: Sharon Song, Copyright 2017

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Their outfits called for attention and praise, which onlookers readily gave. This, in turn, offered appreciation for the creativity and individuality of the people behind these looks. As a result of the progressive nature of NYC, people were given the opportunity to be bold about their vulnerabilities and insecurities. The environment was one that exuded acceptance and collective love for fashion. Thus, it was here, on the streets of New York, that everyone could be the most true and honest version of themselves.

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Photo: Sharon Song, Copyright 2017

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Photo: Sharon Song, Copyright 2017

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Photo: Sharon Song, Copyright 2017

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Portrait of Sharon Song by Karishma Sheth, Copyright 2017

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About The Author: Sharon Song is a Senior enrolled in the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2018

 

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Ria Vaidya: Blinding

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Photography and Tex by Ria Vaidya, Copyright 2017

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BLINDING

When you first see a person, you notice certain things about them. Their race, height and gender are some of the first few obvious ones. But the things that make an individual striking versus bland are things like their style, mannerisms and their overall vibe. People therefore are to an extent in control of what vibe they give off. But the problem is, there are certain things that you can’t really hide. When you are angry, your jaw clenches up. When you try and hold back your tears, your voice gets shaky. When you are happy, your eyes light up. In fact, it is said that your eyes are the most emotive form of communication. The eyes dominate expression and while your words might say one thing, your eyes can only hide so much. Some even go as far as to say that your eyes are like a window to your soul. But what if you don’t want that window to be open all the time? What if you want to be able to keep the walls up as much as possible? People have their ways of keeping the blinds on their lives closed. So if you have the opportunity to create a barrier between your most telling feature and the rest of the world, wouldn’t you choose too? Perhaps it is a crutch. Or perhaps it is simply just a trendy fashion accessory.

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Photo by Ria Vaidya, Copyright 2017

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Portrait of Ria Vaidya by Linda Ruan, Copyright 2017.

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About The Artist: Ria Vaidya is a Senior enrolled in the College of the University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2018.

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