Articles by Lydia Hryshchyshyn
Apr. 6, 2012
Student-made fashion line dresses women for success
Getting started in the fashion world is difficult for any young designer, especially in Philadelphia, where the scene is still developing. However, Art Institute student Michael Thomas is here to “put Philly on the map for fashion.” He’s off to a strong start with his line titled Faithful, thanks to perseverance and an ability to dress women of all shapes and sizes.
Feb. 17, 2012
Christie’s long-running play ‘The Mousetrap’ headlines in Philly
Fans of whodunits will be excited to hear the Walnut Street Theatre is currently running Agatha Christie’s iconic play “The Mousetrap.” In its 60th anniversary, the world’s longest-running play will be in Philadelphia until March 4.
Dec. 2, 2011
Musical brings comedy and holiday cheer to all
The Walnut Street Theatre presents the critically acclaimed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The King and I” as part of its 203rd season. As the holiday season choice, the show is a great option for all ages. Running until after the new year, it’s something fun to do over Drexel’s long holiday break with friends and family.
May. 27, 2011
Museum of Arts hosts Italian fashion favorite
Renowned Italian designer Roberto Capucci's work is known for its structure - his red gown with nine cutaway skirts was inspired by the ripple of a stone skipped in water. The name Roberto Capucci probably doesn’t ring a bell, even if you are fashionably inclined, but thanks to the retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, he’s soon to be a household name. Capucci’s work goes beyond dressmaking and will enthrall not only design majors, but also architects, engineers and fashionistas. His clothes are a feat of patternmaking and planning, the likes of which most people have never seen.
Apr. 15, 2011
Exhibit highlights freedom, fashion
Philly has gone Francophile, thanks to the first Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. PIFA, a three-week long celebration embracing all art forms, takes inspiration from Paris in the 1910s to the 1920s. Marked by an explosion of creativity in fashion, dance, film, fine arts and more, this period holds similarities to the breadth and talent of the evolving arts community in Philadelphia.