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Boston Fashion Week: Mark Cordell for Tru Fiction

Boston Fashion Week will wrap up at the end of this week, bringing an array of events from runway shows to lectures to a close. While seemingly untimely (and a little sad) Her Campus Tufts was able to go to a phenomenal show: Mark Cordell for Tru Fiction.

Mark Cordell’s collection Tru Fiction was in two words: urban and tailored. While seemingly paradoxical Cordell makes it work, by creating an aesthetic of his own. The background of loud hip-hop music certainly set the tone for the upbeat and trendy line. The line alternated between classic American sports apparel and tailored dandy-like pieces. Of note were his use of untraditional cuts and hems and his mixing of varying textures and colors.

Common pieces were color blocked shirts and pants, pants with a harem cut, and prints like jungle and stonewash, similar to styles seen in the early 1990’s. This gave the collection an urban edge. Another trend tying the collection together was a more tailored look displayed through pieces like blazers, colored pants, and oxfords and accessories such as fedoras and wide-brim hats. Cordell’s ability to make a line that enmesh his own individual aesthetic with modern trends makes him a rising designer that you should keep your eye on.

For those who are still looking to partake in fashion related activities check out the events and museum exhibits that will remain open beyond fashion week. You can check out these events on Boston Fashion Week official website. You can also checkout the documentary on the life of noted fashion icon Diana Vreeland, now playing at Kendall Square.

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