Class Project: Working the Trends from the Runway Into the Workplace

by Rachel Yeomans | October 5th, 2011   

A few months ago, I was asked by a professor at the College of Dupage if I would be interested in TheWorkingWardrobe being a project for his class. My response, “Of course I would!”. What each student did was take a trend that they saw during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York last month and showcase looks on how that trend could translate to the office along with a brief description. And as I love incorporating a social media component into almost everything I do, I asked them to correlate each look with a tweet as well! Here are my two absolute favorites from the assignment and their accompanied descriptions and tweets (and yes, I will be tweeting these out!).

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Connect the Dots: Can you spot the fun flirty pattern that’s dotting the runways this season? Be bold with mix and match polka’d patterns or simply add a speckled accessory. Even a pair of single pearl earrings will put you in the spotlight!

Tweet: Seeing spots? You don’t need glasses—you’re just pinpointing the latest fashion trend. Go dotty for something spotty!

Picture 1 Class Project: Working the Trends from the Runway Into the Workplace

Submitted for consideration to TheWorkingWardrobe on 09.23.11
Copy and Styling by: Emma Pretto

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Sharp Flow: The bold choice of color and line is peacefully negated back to neutral when paired with soft, subtle fabric. This simple contradiction became a miraculous marriage on the runways. Intensify your own juxtaposition with a simple staple item.

Tweet: Not sure how to rock your color block? Just go with the flow… Literally! icon smile Class Project: Working the Trends from the Runway Into the Workplace

Picture 3 Class Project: Working the Trends from the Runway Into the Workplace

Submitted for consideration to TheWorkingWardrobe on 09.23.11
Copy and Styling by: Samee Wolfe
Materials provided courtesy of Steve Madden & Forever 21

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Want to see some of the other submissions? Check them out in our Facebook album! Thank you so much to Vin Reed for approaching me with this very flattering and extremely fun project!

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