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The Art of Fashion benefits Latrobe Art Center


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David Seremet has been a men's tailor for 50 years, but there's one woman he's dressed who is his most important client.

His daughter, Molly.

When she was born in 1982, he decided to make clothes for her since he hadn't had the opportunity to work on girls and women's apparel. He would fashion dresses and outfits for special occasions from her First Holy Communion to her prom night to her wedding day.

The two often teamed to design a look.

”I have always been fascinated by women's fashion, especially dating back to the Renaissance time period,” says Seremet of Latrobe, who is a tailor at St. Vincent.

“ I made Molly's first outfit when she was 6 months old,” he says. “I never used commercial patterns. I would just get an idea in my head and start making clothes.”

The outfits had been packed away in trunks so he had them cleaned and pressed because they will be on the runway May 20 at the Art of Fashion event at Latrobe Art Center.

“I had forgotten what some of the pieces had looked like, and when I pulled them out that brought back some fun memories,” Seremet says. “It made me want to start designing again for little girls — my four grand-nieces. ... This will be a fun event, and I hope it raises a lot of money. I am honored to be a part of it. It's about doing something for the community.”

These types of community events are important to Kevin Miscik, owner of Lapels, A Fine Mens Clothier in Greensburg. He will be showcasing fashions and accessories from designers he carries in his boutique, including summer styles, footwear, looks to wear to a wedding or garden party and what to pack on an upcoming vacation. Vendors include Jack Victor, Bugatchi, Robert Graham, St. Croix and fabrics from Ermenegildo Zegna.

“It is my commitment to bring this type of merchandise to this area,” Miscik says. “I am a local guy, and it's my passion to support other local events and businesses like the Latrobe Art Center. We are stronger together.”

Miscik told Liz Krajc, owner of Liz Krajc Jewelry Design Studio of Greensburg, about the event because she has had trunk shows at his store. Her current line showcases chainmaille jewelry — inspired by materials used for armor in medieval times.

“It's exciting to be a part of it, and the exposure will be wonderful,” she says. “Chainmaille jewelry isn't really mainstream, but I have been incorporating some of the ideas into my jewelry.”

The event is one of the major fundraisers of the year for the art center, says director Gabi Nastuck. She says having Seremet, Lapels, Rose Style Shoppe in Latrobe and Liz Krajc will make for a great show, because they all bring a different take on fashion to the event and they all support each other's work.

“I love collaborating with organizations like the art center because it's about being part of your community, about giving back,” says Ronda Buchman Goetz, third generation owner of Rose Style Shoppe. “When people come to this shop, they get more than an outfit. The store has evolved from bridal to suits to lifestyle dressing, and this fashion event is an opportunity to show what we have at the shop.”Read more at:cheap formal dresses


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Incredible discounts on fashion clothing, accessories, footwear, jewelry


Flipkart Big 10 sale is here and there are some amazing discounts and never-seen-before offers on a range of products, from electronics and home appliances to beauty and fashion, and even furniture, smart phones, mobile accessories and TVs and other household items. Tuesday is Day 3 of the sale that the e-tailing site has marketed as ‘bigger than ever’ and there are a ton of great deals to take advantage of.

Some of the biggest brand names in men’s, women’s and kid’s fashion have tied up with Flipkart and are offering great deals on clothing and apparel, as well as footwear.

1. For men, there are discounts of minimum 60 per cent on brands like Wrangler, United Colors of Benetton, Lee Cooper, French Connection, Flying Machine, etc. Available on sale are products like solid polo shirts and T-shirts, skinny denims, trousers, printed shorts and slim jeans in a variety of patterns and colors.

2. For women, everything from embroidered salwar kameez, sarees, lehenga choli, Indo-western dresses, kurtas, leggings, trousers and jeans and tops, shirts and dresses are all available on discounts between 50 to 80 per cent. Selected dresses from brands like People and Vero Moda are available on discounts as big as 60 per cent.

3. In kids’ fashion, packs of five printed T-shirts and track pants, as well as kurta pyjama set for boys and top and skirt, maxi dresses, and even salwar kameez for girls are available at discounts of 50 to 80 per cent. Kids’ footwear like Spiderman and Barbie floaters are also available on discount.

4. Accessories like Lois Caron, Gypsy, Sonata, Britex, Curren and other wrist watches and Ray Ban and Fastrack sunglasses are available on heavy discounts. While the watches on sale are all under Rs 499, the sunglasses have discounted rates of between 40 to 80 per cent.

5. Women’s fashion jewelry like bracelets, rings, bangles and necklaces are all available under Rs 499. The jewelry is both metal and junk jewelry.

Flipkart is expected to see 5x times the number of transactions seen on the platform every single day, during the five days of sale that is on til May 18. Everyday the website unveils incredible discounts on smart phones and tablets, LED and LCD TVs, DSLR Cameras, power banks, headphones and earphones, handbags and backpacks and scores of other products on sale. The sale has been held to commemorate 10 years of operation of the website, that is currently one of the biggest e-commerce websites in the country, second only to its international competitor Amazon.Read more at:formal dresses perth | celebrity dresses


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Fractal crystals win fashion design contest


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Organic crystals with never-before-seen curved fractal structures have been discovered by researchers in China. They used the unusual shapes to design a dress, whose striking patterns won a national fashion competition.

Guoqing Zhang, Xuepeng Zhang and their team at the University of Science and Technology of China first intended to construct a series of organic ligands for water-based acrylic paints. By performing a routine Claisen condensation reaction between a ketone and an ester, they obtained a number of pyridine-substituted β-diketone compounds as fluffy crystals, with varying positions of nitrogen-substitution in the pyridine ring.

After drying the crystals, Guoquing Zhang examined them under an optical microscope and noticed that one of the crystals had formed an unprecedented fractal structure, never before seen in this kind of organic molecule. Fractals are geometric shapes with repeating patterns that recur at progressively smaller and smaller scales, giving them the illusion of being infinitely complex.

The team investigated this peculiar morphology using x-ray diffraction experiments. They found that the crystal with the fractal structure had significantly weaker intermolecular interactions than the others. Guoquing Zhang proposes that that in this structure, the position of nitrogen in the pyridine ring prevents efficient stacking. The weaker interaction causes the molecules to slide past each other and dislocate during crystal growth, resulting in an unusual, irregular crystal. According to Guoquing Zhang, ‘at room temperature, there is a high probability that crystal growth will be dictated by random fluctuations, resulting in a curvy fractal structure’.

By transferring a microscopy image of the crystal onto polyester fabric through digital printing, the researchers created a unique clothing design so striking that they won first place in the National Women’s Fashion Design Competition of China.Read more at:formal dresses perth


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