VPA

October 9, 2015 - 2:11pm
Jessica Posner, a Syracuse University professor and "riot-grrl" singer, hosts a feminist rock showcase to counteract a local music scene dominated by men.

Indie music, cheap beers and interesting conversation makes for a usual Friday night at Spark Contemporary Art Space. This past Oct. 2, feminist punks clad in floral prints, combat boots and bandanas screamed, crooned, strummed and shredded raw emotion, angst and revolution in front of a rowdy crowd nodding and moshing along.

April 17, 2015 - 5:52pm
Supermodel and Syracuse University alumna, Emme, headlines the eighth annual fashion and beauty communications milestone fashion show.

The Syracuse University Fashion and Beauty Communications Milestone students put on their fashion show, “School Daze: Fashion and Education,” at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium on Friday, April 10. Supermodel Emme, an SU alumna, headlined the event with a passionate speech addressing the need to include average-sized women in the fashion industry.

September 21, 2014 - 11:47am
Through Emme's initiative, SU is the first U.S. college to bring plus-size mannequins into the classroom.

This fall, Syracuse University became the first U.S. college to stretch its fashion design curriculum to size 12.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) fashion and design department launched its “Fashion Without Limits” program through leading plus-size model and SU alumna Emme's initiative. Through the new yearlong program, students learn to create dresses greater than size 6.

May 27, 2014 - 12:41pm
Commentary: This year's fashion students revealed their senior collections to a packed Goldstein Auditorium.

Syracuse University fashion design seniors completed their final test in the program on April 25, debuting their own 25-piece collections in the annual College of Visual and Performing Arts fashion show.

Tired, stressed and sleep deprived, dozens of students pulled themselves together for the moment they had been waiting for since freshman year. 

November 7, 2012 - 1:14pm
A senior sculpture major spends his nights creating art in an SU studio, and he describes his experiences.

Some people are early birds, and some are night owls.

Jeffrey Klinger, a senior sculpture and management major at Syracuse University, likes to spend his nights creating art.

Klinger’s favorite sculpture is a metal octopus. He created the piece in his junior year at SU using pieces of steel, which were forged and welded.

May 30, 2012 - 1:11pm
Bassel Al Shahade was working as a citizen journalist filming attacks.

Syrian Syracuse University student Bassel Al Shahade was killed by Syrian government forces Monday while filming attacks on the city of Homs.

Shahade, who calls Damascus, Syria, home, was in his native country working as a citizen journalist when he was killed by government forces.

May 3, 2012 - 10:37am
VPA's seniors show their inspiring collections at the spring fashion show

I had expected to see a huge amount of long gowns at Thursday night's VPA Fashion Show, maybe some pants, a pair of shorts. But I was pleasantly surprised at the variety of garments presented. There were a few knockout coats, fabulously textured dresses, and some patterned leggings (plain black tights, and there were a few, are complete throwaway piece for runway fashion).

May 25, 2011 - 1:11am
Twenty Syracuse University design students showcase collections created during the past school year at then annual VPA Senior Fashion Show.

Seniors from the College of Visual and Preforming Arts showed off their final projects in two fashion shows this year, including a matinee fashion show on April 28 and an evening performance on April 29. The event featured the designs on the 20 female graduating seniors.

April 26, 2010 - 9:56pm
VPA's Annual Fashion Show puts students' work in the runway spotlight.

A chance to see the next possible Marc Jacobs is at your fingertips. Syracuse University's The School of Visual and Performing Arts is hosting their Annual Fashion Show this week, and the night promises to bring plenty of fabulous fashion, glamour, and buzz.  The School of Art and Design's senior fashion design majors will debut their collections during the two-day event.

March 2, 2010 - 3:53pm
SU senior's unconventional models top Light Work art gallery's Transmedia Photography Annual exhibit.

Jacqui Palumbo went through plenty of ideas, some which she called “really bad,” before she finally settled on the idea she wanted to use for her final Bachelor of Fine Arts show: elder women facing life problems.

“I had this fashion inclination. It’s not necessarily a bad idea, it was just I was using younger models around my age and it was great, but it looked like ads for J Crew with suitcases,” said Palumbo, a photography senior in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. I really wanted to go for more of the narrative and more of the emotional impact.”