Fashionably Cleveland staff

Rock the Runway 2013

The 9th Annual Rock the Runway event was held on March 9 at Kent State University. Twenty-six student designers sent their designs down the runway, all with a "Hip Hop House Party" theme.

Homegrown talent

On Saturday, Feb. 2, Suede, a fashion designer and graduate of Kent State University, unveiled his new line of fabrics and patterns at his alma mater.

Compassion From Fashion 2012

Compassion From Fashion was held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Beachwood Place, benefiting The Gathering Place and UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

Getting a head start on holiday style

Dots, a national retailer based locally in Glenwillow, Ohio, gave us a sneak peek into its holiday line, and showed us what trends to look for as the weather gets colder.

Get ready for fall!

Twice a year, Fashion Group International releases a trend report of the top styles to watch for. Here's a rundown of the trends for fall and winter, according to FGI.

Online style

On Aug. 4, 2012, three local bloggers took part in a panel discussion about fashion blogging at Online Style: Blogging Local Fashion, held at Nexus Cafe & Coffeehouse in Cleveland. Christina Phillis (The Cosmopolitan Cleveland), Dina Younis (Dina's Days) and Jessica Noelle (Midwest Muse) tackled topics such as how to start a blog, how to engage readers and how to decide what to blog about.

Form to Fashion 2012

On June 9, 2012, eight fashion design students gathered at Beachwood Place for the Form to Fashion competition. Each student presented her design to a panel of three judges: Lorelei Shellist, author and former runway model, Conor O'Malley, Nordstrom stylist, and Vanni Wang, fashion designer and owner of Lucio Vanni, LLC.

Fashion Week Cleveland 2012

Fashion Week Cleveland's black tie gala was held at the Halle Department Store Building on May 12, 2012.

Good Style

The Good Style fashion show was held on May 3, 2012, as a benefit for Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc. The show, held at Cleveland Botanical Garden, featured clothing found in Goodwill stores made "runway fresh" by students from Ursuline College and local fashion bloggers.

Innovations '12

Innovations '12, featuring the work of Ursuline College fashion students, was held on April 29, 2012. The collections shown included collaborative class work - "Paper Dresses", "Apparel Construction", "Draping & Flat Pattern", a preview to student work that will be featured in the Goodwill Good Style show in May, and senior projects.

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