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POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 16, 2017 PAGE 9 Andrea DiTullio design. Sydney Siagel design. Recently, the School of Fashion Design (SFD) pre- sented "Collection 2017," their annual fashion show of student fashion designs. Students and models presented work at two separate sold-out seatings in the School of Fashion Design's gallery space at 136 Newbury Street in Boston. The evening featured over 60 student-designed gar- ments in daywear, millinery, and eveningwear. The show also included a selection of handbags and leather jewelry by SFD alumnus Gina deWolfe ('09) of deWolfe Leathers of Nantucket. Gina was SFD's 2017 recipient of a Distinguished Alumnus award. =Our annual year-end fashion show s both our cul- minating student experience, as weU a~ the launching point of our graduating students' promising design careers," said SFD President Dr. Deni:e Hammon. "If you were in attendance at the SFD famion show, you were seeing the next generation of fastion profession- als coming out of Boston." The fashion show was curated by SFD expert faculty and a panel of industry professional judges. Faculty advisors included Daniel Faucher, Margarita Grimes, and Lisa Taranto. Collection 2017 judges were Jane Conway Caspe, SFD Board of Trust~ member and owner of Wildflower Concierge of Nantucket; Gina de- WoKe ('09), owner and designer of deWolfe Leathers; Betsy Jenney of Betsy Jenney Boutique; and Firas Yousif, o~mer and designer of Firas Yousif Originals. Founded in 1934, the School of Fashi0n Design is the only educational institution in New End/and dedicated exclusively to the study of fashion des~n. The School of Fashion Design is a fully licensed ashion studio school offering a two-year Certificate in Pashion Design. Students may elect to pursue the two-year program on a full or part-time basis, or take indivicual classes on a Continuing Education basis. New scnesters begin each fall, spring, and summer. SFD ~so offers teen workshops in fashion design througholt the year. Collection 2017 corporate sponsors ncluded Inter- continental Estate Corporation, Lui & Frasca, P.C., Fabric Place Basement, Dependable Cleaners, Threads Magazine, Denise Hajjar, Anna Nieman Couture, Kao Design Group, Tallulah & Poppy, Propel LLC, Alice Walk, Agathon Associates, and Siagel Productions. The show was professionally photographed by Tracy Aiguier Photography. Ticket sales and sponsorships of the fashion show support scholarships and programs for SFD students. (Photos by Tracy Aiguier Photography} Krystle Bennett design. Milagros Hernandez design. Sydney Siagel design. Salome Bissa Kono design. iiiii i .... 8 SITES OPEN FOR FREE EACH FRIDAY 10 FRIDAYS. 100% FREE. JUNE 23 I IB Lyric Stage Company of Boston Mary Baker Eddy Library The Sports Museum * Clark Art Institute The Mount: Edith Wharton's Home Worcester Art Museum* Peabody Essex Museum* The D!scovery Museums i ' ,' ( f , ~ , f ........ ~ ' ' "