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IN MODA Spring 2012

WHEN IN

MILANO

+ WHAT TO WEAR:

SPRINGTIME AT CHOATE

and many more!

The Choate Fashion Magazine


IN MODA “In Fashion, In & Out of Choate”

VINCE CALVI ‘12 Editor-In-Chief

Creative Editor SOPHIA GANTENBEIN ‘14 Fashion Editor GIANNA COLLIER-PITTS ‘13 Layout Editor SOPHIE IMAMURA ‘15 Head of Photography VICTOR YAW ‘13 Faculty Advisor NICHOLAS MOLNAR Club Presidents ALINE MITSUZAWA ‘14 & JIWON LIM ‘14 MASTHEAD

Michela Bentel ‘13 Grace Gill ‘13 Josephine O’Neil ‘13 Grace Alford-Hamburg ‘14 Catherine Amour ‘14 Mindy Chen ‘14 Alexandra Klein ‘14 Lindsey Lui ‘14 Eleonora Saravalle ‘14 Lily Stern ‘14 Elana Klein ‘15 Yuhan Wang ‘15


If the Ring Fits Make Your Own Bracelet The Material Girl Leather on the Runway Going the Distance Kate’s Reign Name Value When in Milano Ralph Lauren, Forever 5 Reasons to Go Vintage Young Designers Notable Shoes and Bags: Spring/Summer 2012 DIY: Shirt Dresses

Sophia Gantenbein ‘14 models in American Apparel for Victor Yaw ‘13

The Boys of Logan Munroe Boho Chic The Modern Vintage It’s Still Okay to Play


PRADA


IF THE RING FITS... R

ings are often reserved for special occasions. They’re worn to commemorate engagements, marriages, graduation classes, and won championships. I wear rings almost everyday of my life, and although they don’t possess such clear and evident meanings, for me, they are worn with just as much love. However, unlike most people, I prefer big, eye-catching rings. I’ve gotten comments anywhere from, “Isn’t that super heavy?” to “It’d really hurt if you punched someone in the face.” I have rings that range from traditional bands to ones the size of half my palm. They vary from the shapes of flowers to geodes and are made of everything from Lucite to quartz. I wear them with pride and with affection, whether it’s one at a time, two, or even more. My favorite thing about rings is that they make a statement. You don’t need to wear bracelets or necklaces with them. Rings can hold their own and add a little bit of whimsy or interest to whatever it is you’re wearing, and there’s often a story behind them. Maybe they were your mom’s when she was younger, or maybe you found one in Italy and paid an unseemly amount of money for it on the spur of the moment (I bought a 90 euro ring on my chorus trip), or maybe your best friend made you a ring using her rock polisher in the 3rd grade. Whatever the case, rings really say something about who you are. And, because I have extremely small fingers, I always know that when I find a ring that fits, it’s truly meant to be. -LINDSEY LUI ‘14

Yves Saint Laurent

Eddie Borgo

Tom Binns

Monica Vinader

Bottega Veneta

Alexander McQueen


Make Your Own Bracelet Yuhan Wang ‘15 demonstrates how to add metal accents to any bracelet.

You only need some simple tools for this! Material: a metal wire and several needle noses.

1 1. Bend both ends into a circle.

2. Use a needle nose to hold one end of the wire and at the same time press the wire into layers of circles around the original one.

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2 3. Attach the accessories to your bracelet. You can also make your own accessories to attach to your bracelet!


George Nagy ‘13

THE

BOYS OF

LOGAN


Chris Choi ‘13

MUNROE

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THE MATERIAL GIRL as viewed by Textile Designer Bart Halpern

Bart Halpern is an award winning textile designer from Manhattan, whose fabric is inspired by fashion and architecture. It can be seen in hundreds of showrooms around the world and has been used in high end residences, hotels and museums such at MoMA in New York City. The following is a recent interview in which Mr. Halpern describes the unique pleated textile for which his is known and his attitude about design. Without giving out any secrets: Can you explain your methods for folding fabric? It is an old world fashion technique of machine pleating. We have different machines that make designs by folding the fabric in different directions. Each machine also has different design templates that we have created. Each design template makes the pleating knives fold the fabric in different directions making different patterns in the fabric surface. We create a surface architecture in the fabrics. We pleat at 400 degrees. The high heat changes the molecular structure of the molecules in the yarns, which makes the pleating permanent. Thus the synthetic fabrics can be washed and the pleating does not wash out. How did you come upon this technique? A good friend of mine was a couture fashion designer using pleated fabrics in her clothing designs. I designed her studio/showroom for her and used all her signature pleated clothing fabrics for the interior fabrics. I fell in love with the “fashion into home” concept and continued to use the pleated fabrics and innovate new ones for all my projects. Your fabric works so beautifully with light on it. Did you ever study lighting design? I did study lighting design. So glad you picked that up! I even designed a lighting line that incorporated the fabrics with beautiful Venetian blown glass. Needless to say, the textural fabrics make the most magical lamp shades. What is one of your favorite fabric designs? Our Stafford Velvet is my favorite. It is produced on a microfiber warp and weft making the fabric move in a very soft, slinky and sexy way. The rayon pile catches the light beautifully and the additional pleating adds even more depth and dimension. What is your most popular design? Our “Liquid” fabric in the Kyoto Pleat is our most popular design. It is created in a five step very labor intensive process. It catches and reflects the light in the most magical way. Everyone is drawn to it. The fabric is always a super metallic color. The microfiber weft and warp allows this metallic fabric to move and flow like liquid mercury...hence the name “Liquid”. The pleating further accentuates the highlights and low lights with the reflection on the folds and the shading in the shadows. It is all about shadows and light....depth and dimension.


What disciplines did you study to learn how to create fabrics like this? Well, I guess I would say it all started when I was a small child in art school. I worked in so many different mediums including sculpture, painting and photography. This is where I first learned about color and many of its aspects, but I still continue to learn about color every day. I studied architecture and interior design in school and worked as a designer for years. Early on, I worked for a hospitality designer Adam Tihany. We would first design with no parameters or budget to free us to create the most beautiful interiors. Once all was signed off by the client, we would then go back to work and re-engineering most everything to bring it all into to budget. This also included the textiles. Because I studied textiles in school, I always got this part of the project. I worked closely with mills to create our own interpretations of the fabrics chosen as initial inspiration. The pleating came later when I met my fashion designer friend. I was just so intrigued with the architectural surface in the pleated fabrics and how it changes with the properties of the different fabrics and the play of light on and through the textiles. I just keep digging in deeper and deeper. I never set out to be a textile designer. It just happened organically. Any suggestions for students who want to study design? Follow your passion. This is foremost as it will carry you through all the tough periods of studying and learning. Nothing in life comes easy. It all takes a lot of hard work, discipline and digging deep into the details. We all only get out of life exactly what we put into it. I think about this each and every day. Life is all about the daily process, being in the moment and not just focused on the end goal we are trying to achieve. Engage deeply in the process each day and all its details. It is the subtle details and nuances that can make all the difference and ultimately give the most joy and rewards in life. -MICHELA BENTEL ‘13

Bart Halpurn Fabric

Bart Halpurn Fabric

Bart Halpurn Fabric


LEATHER ON THE RUNWAY As the saying goes, “Out with the old, in with the new.” New year, new start, right? Not necessarily. Backtrack a bit, because this year sees the reintroduction of an older trend: leather shorts. Hold back that gasp of incredulity though, because these guys are the next big hit. Leather’s proven to be timeless, and no one can go wrong with it. Reminiscent of the British punk rock movement of the 70’s, leather has been around for quite a while. This season takes us back to the spring trend of 2009, when leather shorts first made their appearance. From high-profile moguls like Hermes and Balenciaga to burgeoning designers like Augustin Teboul, leather shorts were featured prominently both this and last season. If you’re looking for the perfect piece of clothing that can to last you through the day and double as an amazing party outfit, look no further. Leather shorts are also extremely versatile, giving off the perfect vibe of edginess and confidence. Wear it paired with a sheer loose blouse for a nod to spring, or go all out rocker-chic and don a leather jacket. With leather shorts, anything goes. -MINDY CHEN ‘14

Balmain Spring/Summer 2011

Hermes Spring/Summer 2010


GOING THE DISTANCE Maxi Dresses: From the Runway to the Hallway

Despite popular belief, floor-length dresses and skirts are not only reserved for the conservative type. From the spring 2012 collections of Giambatista Valli and Haider Ackermann at Paris Fashion Week to the new arrivals at stores such as H&M and Forever 21, the latest trend has been maxi dresses and skirts. Whether in bold neon, muted pastels, exotic prints, or the ever basic black, the sky—or perhaps the ground— is the limit to styling this chic staple that is anything but short-lived. Dress up a white high-waisted maxi skirt with a colorful fitted blazer and preppy accessories for a new take on the classic New England look. To give your ensemble an edgy boost, mix it up by pairing a geometric print maxi dress with a cropped black leather jacket and fun arm accessories – bracelets and boys alike. For those striving to push the limits while still within dress code, try a maxi in a bolder hue with a sheer material such as Sparkle and Fade’s hot pink chiffon maxi skirt ($89, Urban Outfitters). For my shorter classmates, fear not; this trend features no height requirement. Add a pair of chunky straw wedges and opt for empire and drop waist varieties that give the illusion of mile-long legs. Maxi styles are famous for being versatile; transform a class-appropriate maxi dress into special dress with a cute cardigan, a pair of strappy sandals, and a touch of blush. Even Mr. John Ford will be impressed. If you are still hesitant to give maxis a try, here is an added bonus: you will never get dress-coded for a short hemline. Believe me. There is no particularly right or wrong way to rock this look. I suggest searching for a style you love and bringing a pinch of flair to an otherwise standard dress or skirt. As my mother has told me time and time again, “Wear whatever you want [within reason] as long as you wear it with confidence.” Besides, life is too short to dress in shorts. -GIANNA COLLIER-PITTS ‘13

$19.95, H&M

Haider Ackermann Spring/Summer 2012

$80, Nasty Gal


KATE’S REIGN The new royal era of the fashionable duchess. In mid November of 2010, the world was introduced to one of the most fashionable women in royal history, and the buzz about her was immense. She was, and continues to be, poised, elegant and original. However, her biggest fashion attribute is the simplest: her ability to dress realistically. Unlike other celebrity icons and models, Kate Middleton does not dress in wild colors and abstract patterns. Instead, she sports a professional and modern style, which makes her an icon for women everywhere. In an age where the fashion scene is filled with tight dresses, leather pants, and a lot of sequins, Kate is a breath of fresh air. She is succeeding in opening a new style all her own that makes women of all ages admire the smart and sophisticated fashion sense of this British royal. We first met Kate months before the royal wedding, but the first time many began to see her fashion sense was at the royal wedding itself. She looked timeless and classic in a custom made Alexander McQueen gown; two adjectives frequently used to describe Kate’s style now. The iconic dress was then displayed alongside other McQueen pieces in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for several months. The exhibit attracted 661,509 people, making it the eighth most popular showcase in the museum’s 141-year history. Like her wedding dress, the dress Middleton wore to announce her engagement to Prince William started another uprising. The sapphire blue Issa dress she wore, priced at the equivalent of $616, was gone within 24 hours of the royal announcement. Other vendors were and are continuing to make inexpensive replicas of the dress, showing just how much everyone wants to dress like the Duchess of Cambridge. Similarly, a look-alike of the antique, 18 carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring given to Kate by Prince William sold out on QVC, a popular online store, in a mere 24 hours. It seems that anything Kate wears is sold out online the very next day. From Zara to Diane Von Furstenberg dresses, every piece the Duchess wears turns to gold. She has started an enormous fashion revolution not only in the United Kingdom, but the United States as well. Middleton is a true role model for younger and older generations alike. She has this enormous ability to influence women in a positive way, and that is why Kate Middleton is our fashionista of the year. -LILY STERN ‘14


NAME VALUE High meets low in designer-retail collaborations. This past year was the culmination of a long line of designer-retail collaborations that have been building for the past few years. Although designer-retail partnerships and joint projects certainly existed well before these past few years, today’s “Fashion for the Masses” collaborations are hotter than ever, and are the apple of so many shoppers’ eyes. What is even the point of joining the couture and the “fast-food fashion” world? Why are these projects relevant? It’s really all about a targeted audience. High-end brands and lower range stores have such vastly different audiences that they cater to - that is, they target different customers with different styles, buying habits, incomes, and ages, among other factors. Chanel certainly has a different aim when the house makes a collection than, let’s say, H&M, so that’s why when Karl Lagerfeld joined up with the retail giant in 2004, the limited collection sold out in hours. It’s a matter of meeting in the middle - of big names and low cost. These collections are also extremely popular for fanatics of high-end brands who normally gaze at the editorial prints of clothes on the glossy pages of a magazine. These collaborations change the accessibility by changing the affordability of the clothes, while still providing the label and original focus of the brand. On February 5th, the Jason Wu for Target collection was released, following the success of last year’s Missoni for H&M. Lines were far out the door, and almost all of the collection was sold out online in a matter of hours. People craving either the playful yet sophisticated style of Wu, or just hungry for a label that had the name “Wu” printed on it ravaged the stores and the Target site before the Superbowl was even over. The wildly popular 2010 “Lanvin loves H&M” collection gave way to the 2011 Versace for H&M collection, which was also met with savage frenzy. Online shopping has also made the time rapidly decrease for these already super high-demand collections to sell out. Next up this year is Marni for H&M, which has already gained much publicity and speculation. The list of past collaborations and future ones is seemingly endless. Remember Zac Posen for Target, Stella McCartney for New Balance, Thakoon for Gap, Isabel Toledo/Payless H&M Sonia Rykiel?... the list goes on and on, so if you’re already sick of collaborations, well, you ain’t seen nothing yet. -SOPHIE IMAMURA ‘15

Jason Wu for Target

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WHEN IN MILANO What to Wear to Look Like A Local

MILAN: One of the most influential cities of the world, especially when it comes to fashion. Often, the fashion in haute couture shops in Milan overflows into the streets, reaching the younger population. So, what are typical Italians of our age wearing? Well, here is a look-book from a native Milanese. For The Girls On Saturdays, all the Italian youth is released onto the streets. Hence, everyone is trying to impress strangers and friends. Here is a detailed account of what a girl would strut in on such a day. Her undergarments would come from a shop called Tezenis Underwear. Her shirt would be a largish T-shirt with a cheeky sentence. Or, it would be a 2007 Hard Rock Lisbon shirt, which is considered “vintage.” Her shirt would be tucked into some type of pants, which can be divided into two categories: 1. The high-waisted style: jean leggings or normal tight pants with buttons on the front, sailor style. 2. The low, washed out and slightly ripped pant style. Basically, pants that have gone through all kinds of abuse, yet still appear romantic. Skirts are rarely seen on girls in Italy, and if they are, they generally are short jean skirts. To protect herself against the cold, the typical Italian girl would wear a long sweater or an Abercrombie sweatshirt. Her shoe selection would vary between short biker boots, Timberland’s, All Stars or low Uggs. As a coat she would wear a leather jacket in the warmer season or a peacoat. In the winter she would have an Aspesi Down coat. All three of the coat options would be outfitted with a large woven scarf. Last but certainly not least, she would drape herself with long necklaces. Her earrings would be large and with beads and wire. She would wear numerous friendship bracelets and various rings with large rocks, her initials, or an inscription from her favorite song on the ring. In her hair she would wear a stretchy cotton headband in white, red or green. Her make-up would be heavy eyeliner on the top, occasionally some on the bottom and always mascara. She applies foundation as needed. One of the typical Italian girl’s favorite places to shop is a store called Subdued.


Chiara Ferragni of Milan-based fashion blog “The Blonde Salad.”

Nora Saravelle’s friend on the streets of Milan.

For The Boys In some ways, boys are luckier than girls. The typical Italian guy doesn’t have to worry excessively about changing fashion at this age. His underwear always come from some well-known brand like Abercrombie & Fitch, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani Underwear, etc. He wears jeans that usually come from Abercrombie & Fitch, Levi’s, Armani Jeans or Carhartt. Now, the detail I am about to mention is fundamental in separating the guys that look cool from the ones who don’t. The pants absolutely have to be so low on the boy’s waist that it is possible to see most of the top of his underwear, and, in particular, the brand of his underwear. The belt can vary, but is usually black leather. As for shirts, the typical Italian guy mostly wears T-shirts with funny captions, often from a store called USA Shop. To switch it up, he will wear polo shirts of the brand Fred Perry. Over his shirt, he will wear v-neck or round-neck sweaters, Abercrombie & Fitch sweatshirts or Carhartt sweatshirts. He mostly wears Timberland’s, but he also likes Air Maxs and Air Forces, both by Nike. To keep it simple, he varies his coat options between Carhartt canvas coats and leather jackets. I hope you experiment with your international side of fashion. I don’t suggest you suddenly start dressing exactly like an Italian girl or guy; however, it might be fun to adopt some aspects of their attire. You might find that you can be a native Italian when it comes to style! -NORA SARAVELLE ‘14


BOHO CHIC


MINDY CHEN ‘14 poses for Gianna Collier-Pitts ‘13 on Upper Campus


“I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.” –Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren, Forever Ralph Lauren always has been, and continues to be one of the most renowned fashion companies in the industry. Through Lauren’s flawless designs, he has been able to craft an empire—one that is accessible to the masses with its enticing marketing strategy. For over 44 years, Ralph Lauren’s distinctive image has been constantly developing across an increasing number of products, brands, and international markets. Although many associate Ralph with the ‘classic polo,’ his many other companies such as Rugby, RRL, and Denim and Supply illustrate his wide range of collections. Apparel, home, accessories, and fragrances are the four main categories of the merchandising he creates. In a recent meeting, I sat down with a team of stylists, marketing, and advertising experts who work for Ralph Lauren. The conversation that ensued revolved around the questions about the most effective form of advertising for the company. Is it a daily email blast? A chic store event? Or pictures of a ‘hot-shot’ celebrity dressed up in Lauren’s latest creation? Influenced by modern media, these are the questions of the Industry’s marketing today. Recently, there have been efforts made in the fashion industry to connect the retail world with ‘high fashion.’ There is a significant disconnect between the average consumer and high fashion availability. Lauren is constantly attempting to create a virtual, yet immediately obtainable fashion show that will be available to anyone on the Ralph Lauren’s website. Unlike anyone else in the business, Lauren’s collections will able to be purchased straight off the runway. The idea of creating an alluring fashion experience that also includes the ability to buy is highly commendable and innovative. Lauren is not alone in striving to create a classic American marketplace, however; no other designer has come close to his success in achieving what many call, ‘the true American lifestyle.’ “I was always inspired by those kind of prep-school people and their clothes,” Lauren once remarked. “By classic things, by the way those people looked and dressed. Maybe because I didn’t have it, I always reached for it.” Growing up in a world very different from what many would assume, it is astonishing that he has created the epitome of timeless dress. - GRACE GILL ‘13


FIVE REASONS TO GO VINTAGE 1. The right to use old-fashioned slang. It’s all hep, dolly; you’re wearing saddle shoes. 2. Saving the Earth. Secondhand clothes are totally green, right? Even if technically you bought it new on Modcloth… 3. Grandpa won’t feel so guilty if he confuses you with Grandma. You are wearing her old dress. And hat. And brassiere. 4. Everyone will take your word on anything old, even if you say KISS was hot with the beatnik, but really, everyone knows it was WAY more popular during the Harlem Renaissance. 5. Holes and tears in your clothing are a matter of pride—it’s history, man. -GRACE ALFORD-HAMBURG ‘14

Elizabeth Taylor on the cover of Vogue Paris, April 1965.

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Walde Huth, “Elégance,” 1956.


THE MODERN VINTAGE


Josephine O’Neil ‘13 showcases her unique personal style with three distinct looks shot on location in Wallingford. Photography by Sophia Gantenbein ‘14


YOUNG

When I first met with Sophie for layout of this magazine, I had no idea I would begin working with such a creative girl. She might be petite, but she has big ideas and bigger creativity. As we were discussing the design of the magazine, we began to talk about our influences and what’s gotten both of us into the fashion world of design. She credited her older sister as influence and explain to me how she’d been “sewing for about 3 years now.” Even at Choate, Sophie keeps her sewing machine on her desk and fabric under her bed for easy access whenever a new design pops in her head. Sophie is influenced by “different musicians’ styles” and admired the stars that seem to adore fashion themselves. Although she adores the punk style, her designs create a “sweeter and less sexy silhouette” – which she accomplished with the dress she’s most recently designed, or shall I say modified. Like I said earlier in the article, Sophie is insanely creative and she also has an impeccable eye. She noticed a shirt in her closet that never really fit her quite right and immediately brainstormed ideas to make into a new, chic dress that she could wear not only to formal events, but also out and around town. Sophie might a petite freshman, but her skill with a needle and thread is precise and her eye is infallible. Watch out for this girl, you might one day see her designs going down the runway during fashion week. - VINCE CALVI ’12


DESIGNERS

Vince Calvi is a senior this year who works in Choate’s Costume Shop making costumes for the actors and actresses of the theater department. He also is on the Lit Masthead and is the Editor-in-Chief of Choate’s Fashion Magazine. Recently he made a dress for Jeannise Sarvay ‘13. He describes his inspiration for making this dress simply as the idea that, “I wanted to make something simple yet cutting edge with a touch of something no one’s ever seen before. I definitely think I accomplished my goal.” Vince describes fashion as a part of his identity, as well as his family’s, although he didn’t get into designing clothes until sophomore year when he joined Choate’s Costume Shop. He says that most influential brands for him are “Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana – hands down. They’re always so innovative with their designs, season after season, and I just adore watching their runway shows during Fashion Week.” He also says that he looks to Deighna DeRiu, Choate’s Costumer, acting teacher, and director, for inspiration when designing. He says that “she never ceases to amaze me, as well as the campus, with her creative costumes in every show that [he’s] seen and worked with her in.” As for his family, Vince’s grandmother owns and operates her own boutique, Mia Bridal Boutique, in the heart of Wallingford. He says of the two that he “really [is] indebted to [his] grandmother and Deighna. They both showed [him] that it isn’t necessary to go over the top with what [he’s] designing, but to just keep it classy, and that you just need one or two things to give your design that ‘wow’ factor. In this dress’s case, it’s the lace bottom and the 3-elastic back.” As a designer, Vince describes his style as, “very much related to whom [he is] designing for... [and] tends to go for a more classic, simple look while staying edgy and in the now.” His personal style is quite similar. He loves “sticking to the basics, but also making a statement.” In this case, he says he “worked with Jeannise every step of the way, making sure that what she wanted was ultimately conveyed in the final cut of the dress.” Of his experience with art, Vince says, “I’ve always been involved in various departments of art. I dabbled in acting and in middle school band programs, but currently I’m focusing on designing (for myself and for Choate’s Theater Department) as well as photography.” He will attend Boston University this fall. -SOPHIE IMAMURA ‘15


ONYX RAMIREZ ‘13

lets her inner child shine through at The Learning Community in Wallingford. Photography by Gianna Collier-Pitts ‘13


IT’S STILL OKAY TO PLAY


NOTABLE SHOES AND BAGS SPRING/SUMMER 2012 While garments are the central focus behind each runway show, shoes and bags are arguably just as vital. When styled correctly, the right accessories complete the outfit. The new Spring 2012 trend brings out an influx of unique and innovative shoes, varying from creative heel shapes to intricate details along the toes. Similarly, a number of designer houses have also decided to approach bags in a different way—either more structured or with larger silhouettes. -CATHERINE AMOUR ‘14 & SOPHIE IMAMURA ‘15 2

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1- Prada Spring/Summer 2012, 2-Dolce Vita at Urban Outfitters, 3- Nicholas Kirkwood, 4- Sam Edelman, 5- Roberto Cavalli, 6-Balli, 7-Roberto Cavalli, 8-Proenza Schouler, 9-Anya Hindmarch


DIY: Shirt Dresses

Do It Yourself

- VINCE CALVI ‘12

Turn your boyfriend’s button down into a flirty dress!

STEP 1: Fit the shirt around your body and button to the bottom

STEP 2: Criss-cross the sleeves around your back or Wrap the sleeves around your body to create a bandeau-style look

STEP 3: Tie the sleeves into a knot or Tuck in the sleeves and you’re done!

Hanna Gebre-Meskel ‘15 & Josephine O’Neil ‘13 model


Met Gala: Best Dressed

Zac Posen with Amber Hearst in Zac Posen

Carey Mulligan in Prada

Gisele B端ndchen in Givenchy

Jesssica Alba in Michael Kors

Darren Criss in Calvin Klein

Rihanna in Tom Ford


Letter from the Editor Sophie Imamura ‘15 and I took on the challenge last minute to publish “In Moda” before the end of this year. Although it started out as a daunting and overwhelming task, it quickly turned into one of my favorite experiences at Choate. If only the magazine had came to fruition earlier in the year, I would’ve been able to have the experience of working with such an innovational young girl and create even more looks for the campus to see before I graduate. Along with Sophie, Gianna CollierPitts ’13 also agreed to take on editorship with me for the magazine. She too has her impeccable eye for fashion and I knew she would work perfectly with us. After spending many nights with Sophie and Gianna in the little-known PMAC Mac Lab, we know we’ve created something that will make a statement on this campus. So after many hours of layout with Florence + the Machine and Lady GaGa blasting in the background, we hope you enjoy the very first (and definitely not last) edition of Choate Rosemary Hall’s fashion magazine, “In Moda.” VINCE CALVI ‘12

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