MSU junior creates clothing to reduce waste

Does a garment have to be just a garment or a platform for multiple garments? For Timosha Krivtsov, a junior in the department of Apparel and Textile Design, the answer is the latter. After discovering that the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry, Krivtsov embarked on a journey to create a new recipe for clothing, one that would reduce fabric waste and harm the environment less. He found that a lot of the same silhouettes are used recurrently. “For instance, a hoodie and a crew-neck are essentially the same thing, but a crew-neck just doesn’t have a kangaroo pocket and a hood,” he said.

Q & A about fluid fashion with Rebecca Schuiling

EAST LANSING, Michigan — Men and women’s fashion has had distinguishable characteristics according to how one separates between genders.  

Men’s fashion has been known to have more masculine characteristics — structured bottoms and tops.  Women’s fashion has a more feminine touch with loose fitting pieces that emphasize a female approach.  

Androgynous fashion is clothing that can be worn by both men and women. Recently, fashion has been blurring the lines between what is considered “gender specific.”

The Spartan Newsroom interviewed an individual who has opinions about what gender fluidity actually means to them and what is to come of androgynous fashion:

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The Runway sets the stage for aspiring designers

By Micah Davis
Listen Up, Lansing

A new retail showroom, The Runway, seems to be opening doors of opportunity for Michigan residents. The Runway is a Lansing Economic Area Partnership-funded program for aspiring designers, and is located in the heart of downtown Lansing in The Knapp’s Centre at 300 S. Washington Square. According to the Runway website, designers must first go through the application process in order to get involved. An employee of the retail showroom, Meleena Herring, said that the program is a fashion incubator that is meant to help build the economy, but also provide help to young entrepreneurs by building their business in Michigan. “We do provide the designers opportunities with industry professionals to where they can schedule office hours and get one-on-one business consulting type thing—and we have people from the fashion industry as well as other business professionals in the financial arena, legal help as well,” Herring said.

Old Town Hopes to Greater Its Business Appeal on the Net

By Kara Albrecht
Old Town Lansing Times Staff Writer

 

LANSING, MI. – Old Town is in the process of transforming their lackluster website into a technological tool for generating business.The Old Town Economic Restoration Committee met on Oct. 9, 2012 to discuss how to keep people interested in the neighborhood. By updating the current website, the committee hopes to create a better showcase of their businesses in order to keep up visitor interest. “We need to showcase the businesses and festivals better,” said Old Town Economic Restoration Committee Member Andy Hannum.