Fashionably Cleveland staff

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.

Rock the Catwalk

On March 29, 2012, style enthusiasts gathered for Rock the Catwalk, a benefit for United Way. The event - which consisted of a fashion show by local boutiques and designers, a silent auction and refreshments - was held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. More than $100,000 was raised.

Rock the Runway 2012

The annual Rock the Runway student fashion competition was held on March 10, 2012, at Kent State University. The theme was "A Celestial Space Odyssey," and students featured space and light in their designs.

Color Shock

On March 11, fashion show production students at Virginia Marti College of Art and Design presented Color Shock at Richmond Town Square. The show was completely student-produced as part of a class assignment. Current trends available in mall stores were presented on the runway.

Hats off to millinery

Local milliner Dee Hall presented a collection of her hats - and some designed by her colleagues - on February 23 at Virginia Marti College of Art and Design in Lakewood.

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