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Local Woman Touts Versatility of Custom Corsets

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre

Corsetiére Larissa Boiwka Photographer: Chas Ray Krider It’s arguable that in the collective conscience, corsets usually are linked to costume dramas and renaissance festivals. But maybe it’s time we broaden our horizons. Larissa Boiwka, for one, would probably appreciate the effort, as the 30-year-old Short North/Victorian Village resident specializes in the design and production of […]

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Choonimals Clothing Company Gets Distribution Deal

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre

Just 21 months after its launch, locally bred Choonimals Clothing Co. has two of its screen printed T-shirts available for purchase at a major retailer. Nonetheless, the company’s founders aren’t resting on their laurels. “Two of our favorite designs are in 81 Zumiez stores nationwide.” says Chris Theibert, 25-year-old co-owner and illustrator for Choonimals. “We […]

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CMA Exhibit Showcases High-End Womenswear

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre

Marc Bohan for Christian Dior evening dress, 1974. Worn by New York socialite Brooke Astor. On loan from the Historic Costume & Textiles Collection at The Ohio State University. Fourth of July fireworks needn’t be your only source for sparkle and shimmer this holiday weekend. Kleibacker’s Class Act: Storied Designers/Women of Note, on view through […]

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Step Right Up: CCAD’s 2009 Senior Fashion Show

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre

Columbus College of Art & Design’s 2009 Senior Fashion Show was like a circus− in a good way. Guests filing into the show’s venue –a tent at CCAD’s design studios on Broad Street that looked like it was plucked straight out of New York Fashion Week− were greeted by clowns on stilts and amused by […]

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OSU Exhibit Focuses on the Lost Art of Sewing

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre

An exhibit currently on view at The Ohio State University’s Campbell Hall is a must-see for apparel aficionados with an appreciation for fine detail, craftsmanship and good design. “The Sewer’s Art: Quality, Fashion and Economy” celebrates the cultural significance of home sewing during the 20th century and features 49 ensembles, most of which were created between […]

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Local Designer’s Specialty is Comfortable Couture

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre

If you’re like me, more than ready to cast off your layered winter wardrobe in favor of something a bit lighter, imaginative and, if possible, locally-produced, look no further than Torn Angel by Esther Chung. Chung, a Columbus College of Art and Design instructor, says her womenswear line consists of “one-of-a-kind, sculptural pieces” that are […]

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