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School of Fashion Design honors Faucher

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Thursday Jun 1, 2017

SFD President Dr. Denise Hammon, Chairman Peter M. Frasca of Lui & Frasca, P.C., and SFD Senior Instructor Daniel Faucher. photo by Jay Calderin for SFD.
SFD President Dr. Denise Hammon, Chairman Peter M. Frasca of Lui & Frasca, P.C., and SFD Senior Instructor Daniel Faucher. photo by Jay Calderin for SFD.  

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At the May 12 Commencement ceremony at the, South End resident and couture fashion designer Daniel Faucher was recognized for 30 years of professional teaching at SFD.

Daniel Faucher is a 1982 alumnus of SFD, and the recipient of a 1993 SFD Distinguished Alumnus award. Daniel is also a recipient of both the Bonwit Teller Award and the Designers Line Award.

After graduating from SFD, Mr. Faucher began his career at North End Fabrics Harrison Textiles as a fabric buyer and store manager. In 1985, after working for several prestigious design firms in Boston and New York, Mr. Faucher began designing under his own label, Daniel Faucher Couture, creating special occasion apparel. Mr. Faucher is one of the few practitioners of couture dressmaking and creates one-of-a-kind ensembles for his clients in his South End atelier. His collections are seen routinely at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Harbor, Four Seasons and Colonnade hotels in Boston, and have graced the pages of such publications as Women's Wear Daily, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and New England Bride.

At the School of Fashion Design, Mr. Faucher teaches pattern making, construction, and draping at all levels. He tells his students, "everything in life is a learned skill, and putting in the time and effort is all that is required. Developing those skills happens over time, and everything can be learned."

On May 11, the School of Fashion Design presented "Collection 2017," their annual fashion show of student fashion designs. Students and models presented work at two separate sold out seatings in the School of Fashion Design's gallery space at 136 Newbury Street in Boston. The evening featured over 60 student designs in daywear, millinery, leather, and eveningwear.

"Our annual year-end fashion show is both our culminating student experience, as well as the launching point of our graduating students' promising design careers," said SFD President Dr. Denise Hammon. "If you were in attendance at the SFD fashion show, you were seeing the next generation of fashion professionals coming out of Boston."

Mr. Faucher plays a vital role in producing the annual fashion show, from guiding students through the critique process, preparing them for judging, selecting models, curating the show lineup, directing back stage, serving as Master of Ceremonies, and much more. Collection 2017 was curated by SFD expert faculty and a panel of industry professional judges. Faculty advisors included Mr. Faucher, Margarita Grimes, and Lisa Taranto. Collection 2017 judges were Jane Conway Caspe, SFD Board of Trustee and owner of Wildflower Concierge of Nantucket; Gina deWolfe ('09,), Owner & designer of deWolfe Leathers; Betsy Jenney of Betsy Jenney Boutique; and Firas Yousif, Owner & designer of Firas Yousif Originals.

Founded in 1934, the School of Fashion Design is the only educational institution in New England dedicated exclusively to the study of fashion design. The School of Fashion Design is a fully licensed fashion studio school offering a two-year Certificate in Fashion Design. Students may elect to pursue the two-year program on a full or part time basis, or take individual classes on a Continuing Education basis. New semesters begin each fall, spring and summer. SFD also offers teen workshops in fashion design throughout the year.

Collection 2017 corporate sponsors included Intercontinental Estate Corporation, Lui & Frasca, P.C., Fabric Place Basement, Dependable Cleaners, Threads Magazine, Denise Hajjar, Anna Nieman Couture, Kao Design Group, Tallulah & Poppy, Propel LLC, Alice Walk, Agathon Associates, and Siagel Entertainment. The show was professionally photographed by Tracy Aiguier Photography. Ticket sales and sponsorships of the fashion show support scholarships and programs for SFD students.

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