Fashionably Cleveland staff

Cool crochet

Cleveland-based TaShawna Jackson is a third-generation crocheter, following a tradition set by her mother and grandmother. Today, she uses crochet as a medium not only for scarves and accessories, but also ready-to-wear pieces. She first showed her work at last fall's Great Lakes Fashion Week accessories event and will be showing her work again at Great Lakes Fashion Week's Spring 2014 Couture Show.

A tradition of giving back stylishly

Throngs of fashion lovers braved the winter weather to attend the Fifth Annual Compassion from Fashion event on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Beachwood Place.

Accessorizing the runway

The first-ever Great Lakes Fashion Week event was held on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Rumor Bar and Lounge in Cleveland.

Project Model 2013 Fashion Show

The Project Model 2013 Fashion Show was held on May 25, 2013 at Cleveland State University. The event showcased the work of six local designers and featured 20 models.

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.

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