April 18, 2024


The art of Fashion

Oakton alum creates digital WW II trend exhibit for alma mater

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(Courtesy Robert Noia)

Many thanks to Oakton Neighborhood University alumnus Robert Noia (Niles North Superior College), additional about the heritage of vogue from the 1940s is coming to mild by his digital show.

Immediately after graduating from Oakton, Noia, 27, now a manner designer living in Chicago, went on to important in fashion style and design at Columbia College Chicago and continued his reports at Central Saint Martins in London.

Wendy Adele-Marie, professor of heritage at Oakton, lately requested her previous student to assist design a project for the School. The exhibition, “Entire world War ChIIC,” debuts on Instagram on Oct. 19. The digital exhibition captures the fashion imagery in Europe and the United States in the early to late 1940s.

“It handles the females and men’s clothing of the time period, from the everyday clothing to the large manner motivated by Hollywood alongside with places of garments affected by Entire world War II,” Noia suggests. “I adore style and want to share how people today are resilient and always have room for self-expression, no issue what is going on in the globe.”

This fluid, ongoing show will operate for six months and is sponsored by a generous grant from the Oakton Academic Basis and offered by Jewish Reports and Wonderful Textbooks. Noia’s task can be seen on Instagram, beginning Oct. 19, by typing in “Earth War ChIIC” on the social media’s search area.

“Robert is a vogue stylist and up-and-coming designer,” says Adele-Marie. “As a pupil at Oakton, he took various courses with me and expressed a eager curiosity in the history of fashion. He recognized how garments and model experienced an affect all over heritage. Robert is also a quite proficient artist with a historic, sophisticated aesthetic. Offered that Oakton has primarily on line enrollment this semester, and as Jewish Experiments promotes a college student-made challenge just about every year, I experienced the plan that a modern presentation by means of Instagram on the background of manner in war would be a dynamic project. Provided Robert’s skills and command of manner record, he was the initially particular person who came to mind. I know our community will discover his presentation of significance.”

Noia promptly agreed to get started exploring the task this past August. Now, “Entire world War ChIIC” is slated to run with 20 posts, every single with a picture and caption. Having said that, Noia plans to tweak the project accordingly when it goes reside.

“I’m quite fired up about this undertaking,” Noia suggests. “Instagram can educate folks of all ages. I’m specifically hoping to advise a young audience about how trend has often been an essential portion of people’s life.”

In its place of heading in chronological get, Noia made a decision to technique the exhibit utilizing a contemporary lens.

“I thought it would be ideal to keep viewers engaged and educate them as a result of themes and topics,” he claims. “A single working day individuals could see how Hollywood lined style and the upcoming day they can see how Paris impacted traits. I just want people to understand a little something new each day.”

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